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slow cooker is dead (i think) & Menu Plan...

March 3rd, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Our slow cooker seems to be un-usable at the moment. I don't know what happened, but the glaze cracked inside and outside, and the last time I used it, there were dots of black stuff on the outside of the ceramic pot...? Weird! Not game enough to use it again. *sigh* Looks like I will have to ring up the manufacturer and buy a replacement ceramic pot thing. I wonder how much that will be? I assume I did something incorrectly - I think once or twice I put the bowl in the sink and then later read that you shouldn't submerge it in water Anyway...Great. Awesome. (NO, I did not submerge the actual electronic part - I'm not that dumb).

Anyway. So I am getting our old one off my parents again to use, even though it is waaaay too big. I am just going to use it to make a big batch of minestroni soup, and a batch of mexican chili beans, and freeze them in portions.

Anyway, so this is our menu for the next week and a half. The 'week' actually started on Tuesday (two days ago)... Big Grin I just got lazy, was supposed to post this a few days ago... SOrry!

Tuesday: Warm Rice Salad (Rice, Tuna, Cucumber, Capsicum & Parsley)

Wednesday: Grilled Vegetables mixed with cous cous, dried chopped apricots & drizzled with tahini-yoghurt.

Thursday: Home-made Burgers with avocado, lettuce, tomato, cheese, pineapple, beetroot & beef/vege patty.

Friday: Takeaway (Thai food = Yum!)

Saturday: Toasted Sandwhiches

Sunday: Sundried Tomato, Feta, Parsley & Garlic Stirred through fresh pasta

Monday: Nachos

Tuesday: Steamed Veges & Rice (lamb chop for DF)

Wednesday: Miso Soup, Somen Noodles, Tofu & Vegetables.

Thursday: Basil Pesto & Pasta with grilled vegetables & chicken for DF.

Friday: Home-made Sushi (tuna, avocado, tofu)



5 Responses to “slow cooker is dead (i think) & Menu Plan...”

  1. Homebody Says:

    I have a Rival crockpot that is pretty big and I submerge it, it comes right out of part that heats it up. Have you seen this site?

    http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

    It inspired me to start using my crockpot more.

  2. momcents Says:


    I have that crockpot and I love it. I use it at least once a week - more often in the winter.

  3. patientsaver Says:

    If it's an older model that you have, you might do as well to get a brand new slow cooker? They're not that expensive I don't think.

  4. whitestripe Says:

    we just got it September last year. it is not an overly expensive model (around $50) but if the bowl-part is cheaper i thought it might be good to buy that. I think it's a George Foreman brand one.

    Homebody, yes I have seen the website, it is very good! gives me lots of ideas. Smile

  5. janH Says:

    My newer slow cooker gets a lot hotter than my old one, so I have to be super duper careful to let it cool down before I soak or wash it. I get so distracted when cleaning up that I've almost forgotten the last couple of times I used it. Hope you can get a fast replacement!

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