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    You could always plug it into a timer plug so it wasnt running the whole time. I never leave the dishwasher, washing machine or dryer on when I am not here so was concerned about the thought of a slow cooker going when not here. That was until a rep from one of the suppliers (I work at The Good Guys) told me that they use less power than your fridge which everyone leaves running without a second thought. I felt a bit silly after that haha.


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    The problem is we live in the tropics so I couldn't leave meat in it without it on.... :-(

    I am sure there is an answer! Need to invent a slow cooker with a programmable thermostat.... keep at 14 degrees for 3 hours, then heat to 100 degrees for 8! :-)

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    Lentil curries are great meals. Quick in the pressure cooker, cheap and very healthy. Great with naan or roti or rice. Savoury mince made in big batches are good for pies, shepherds pie, pasta and rice. Fried rice freezes well. So does pea and gam soups, chicken casserole and bolognaise.

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    I did my first meal plan and related grocery shop today. Let's hope I feel like eating the things I've planned for the week!

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    Oh I need this thread! Feels like I cook the same meals every week....because I do!
    We always have spag bol once a week, usually on Monday becuase it makes lots of leftovers for DH to take to work each day. I need more ideas for meals that freeze well into leftovers.
    Next week I have to do some extra cooking because I'm having surgery and want the freezer stocked, but after that I want to start introducing a new meal each week! DH doesn't eat rice or spicey foods so it limits some of what we eat but I'm sure I can think of some ideas!

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    This is my meal plan for this week - I shop weekly - butcher and fruit shop on Mondays and fish shop and fruit shop again Thursdays - I work Mondays and Thursdays so those days are quick meals
    I have the shop shop ap so have shopping lists on my phone

    Monday - steak (I had fish) mashed potato and steamed veggies ( corn, beans , broccoli , cauliflower)

    Tuesday - BBQ lamb kebabs with Greek salad, tzatiki and pita bread wraps ( I'll have falafel)

    Wednesday - roasted cherry tomato and basil pasta with salad ( fennel, orange, rocket, cucumber, avocado, tomato and red onion)

    Thursday - prawn stir fry and veggies ( garlic/ ginger/ coriander/ carrot/ snow peas/ kale, broccoli/onion/bok Choy)

    Friday - honey baked salmon and veggies ( pumpkin, potato, parsnip, beans and asparagus)

    Saturday - fish tacos with guacamole, tomato salsa, cheese and lettuce

    Sunday - homemade burgers - beef for DH and DS and I will have crab burgers with beetroot relish, onion, cucumber, cheese, tomato and rocket

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    I've just started meal planning and have just placed an order with a local wahm that makes these meal planners! I am in love with it. You just send her your list of meals and she makes up the meal tags. They sit it in the pouch and you pick and rotate each week. I'm so excited for my meal planner to arrive, I think it's going to save loads of time. ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1404301593.105642.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Lentil curries are great meals. Quick in the pressure cooker, cheap and very healthy. Great with naan or roti or rice. Savoury mince made in big batches are good for pies, shepherds pie, pasta and rice. Fried rice freezes well. So does pea and gam soups, chicken casserole and bolognaise.
    Can you share your favorite lentil curry recipe? :-) I love roti, but it never tastes as good as the indian restaurants when I cook it! There must be a trick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KitiK View Post
    The problem is we live in the tropics so I couldn't leave meat in it without it on.... :-(

    I am sure there is an answer! Need to invent a slow cooker with a programmable thermostat.... keep at 14 degrees for 3 hours, then heat to 100 degrees for 8! :-)
    Pop it on before you go to bed, then in the morning take the food out and put it in the fridge. Then you'll only need to reheat ;-)

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