As restrictions begin to lift from quarantine, B and I are already planning mini-day trips to get back out and explore Rincón. With that being said, on days of exploration, I won’t have time to prep dinner – so it’s time to bring out the handy-dandy slow cooker! I mean, spending a day out of the house (omg I’m so excited), only to come back to dinner ready and waiting for us – perfection! If your days are filling up with getting out of the house, here’s 5 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes to make for those days.
5 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes
Whelp, you know that saying “Mama’s always right”? It holds merit for this recipe! Which is excellent news for us ramen-making-newbies, and thank the Lord! I don’t think I could suffer another crappy-ramen blow to my ego. So buckle up betches, grab your slow cookers, your pork tenderloins and a bottle of wine, we’ve got ramen to make!
This simple Crock-pot Chicken and Gravy is the perfect meal to enjoy after a busy day. It takes very little time to prepare, and the most strenuous part about the recipe is pressing the ‘start’ button on the crock-pot. Seriously, it’s so simple. And what better way to reward yourself after a long day, then to indulge in a home-cooked meal and glass of wine.
I made this dish shortly after we moved to Puerto Rico. As the majority of our kitchen things were still packed, I found my slow cooker (thank the Lord!). And between unpacking, no internet service and running errands, I needed to make something that would allow me to leave for the day, yet come home to a nice warm and yummy meal. I was craving curry, so I decided to make a Vegan Coconut Curry, and boy oh boy, was it ever a hit!
This recipe was a huge hit during quarantine. With a list of simple ingredients, and little effort to actually cooking (man, I love slow cookers), it was enjoyed for lunch AND dinner. It’s perfect for those days you’re 1) Too busy working from home, 2) Not in the mood to slave away for hours cooking, or 3) You just want to binge Tiger King and can’t be bothered fussing about dinner while trying to figure out who killed Carole Baskin’s husband.
At the end of the day, whatever your reasoning may be, this recipe is easy to whip up, leaving you with plenty of time on your hands for activities.
This Slow Cooker Tomato Quinoa Soup is the perfect, hearty, vegetarian soup; and the fact it take less than 15 minutes to prep, it’s a perfect meal for those busy days. When I wake up in the morning, I know the day will go about two ways: 1) I can’t wait to spend the day cooking and creating something for dinner, or 2) I have SO much work to get done, I need something easy and quick to make for dinner. When I feel like the latter, I always head to my slow cooker recipes first.
There you have it folks! 5 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes that will make those hectic days a little simpler. Be sure to follow my Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for new recipes, travel tips and life’s adventures.