Clean Out of Ideas!!!

United States
February 26, 2009 9:12am CST
I am out of ideas of what to cook for the weekend. I love to cook in my slow cooker and it is so easy but I am tired of the same old things...beef roast, pork roast...LOL! I spend hours on the internet looking for new recipes and suggestions. Wondering if any of you have an easy and fast recipe I can make to change things up a bit.
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• United States
26 Feb 09
I know at our local supermarker there are pre ready packages for your slow cooke with meat, vegies already in ti and you just throw them in. That could be an idea for you. Im not a fan of that type of food at all. We do alot of just throwing things together. We do chicken, zucchini, garlic and mushrooms and fry them all up. Chicken is plain and no bread crumbs on them. We also boil some noodles and then throw them on top of all the other things that have fully cooked and now you have a pasta dinner. Its really easy to do and its good for everyone to enjoy. You can cook anything you want with pasta.
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• United States
26 Feb 09
Thanks...I might just do that...we haven't had pasta in a long time and I know we both love it. I have never tried it with just veggies and chicken and stuff...always have a red sauce with it so that would be a change for us. Sounds like a bit of a plan to me. Thanks.
• United States
26 Feb 09
It is the weekend, have hamburgers, or tacos, or hotdogs, fire up the grill and grill some veggies. If you must use your crockpot then make desert in it.
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• United States
26 Feb 09
I thought about making some sloppy joes. It it terrible but my grill is not working...think I need a new regulator on it so grilling is out of the question for this weekend. If it was working I would love to throw some steaks on it...yummy! Last weekend we had tacos and I made chili and we had chili dogs on sunday...see...hard to think of new things for me...LOL! Thanks for your suggestions though.
• United States
26 Feb 09
Try your hand at some slow cooker desserts. They make really great cobblers and such. You can make almost anything in a slow cooker you just have to find the recipes. My family loves slow cooker chili more then my stove top version. They also enjoy BBQ chicken made in the slow cooker. The ideas are endless. Just start experimenting if nothing else and don't forget to share any super recipes you come up with while doing so.
• United States
26 Feb 09
I just made a cherry cheese cake for the weekend but I will keep the slow cooker desserts in mind for the future...thanks for that. I am not all that great at throwing things together. I am usually a meat and potatoe kind of girl so not real good at finding things that work well together but BBQ chicken sounds good right now...might do that one too. Thanks.
@lazeebee (5467)
• Malaysia
27 Feb 09
I've just bought some beef and tendons - so I will cook this with radishes, garlic and bean sauce (or oyster sauce) in the slow cooker. After 4 hours or so, the beef & tendons will be tender. I've also planned to cook red bean soup (as desert) with the slow cooker as well.