I recently had a conversation with a friend regarding the imminent sweltering heat of summer. He had just purchased a 6,000-pound air conditioner that he couldn’t get up the stairs to his place. To which I (ever the optimist) said that maybe this summer wouldn’t be so bad and he wouldn’t even need it! He responded with a flat, dead-eyed stare.
Okay, fine; I get it. Summer’s hot – that’s kind of the whole deal.
So let’s break it down: we wanna avoid the heat, but we need to make food. Somehow the kitchen is going to be involved. Want to know how to make some delicious food and minimize heating up the kitchen? Two words: slow cooker. Yes indeedy! Here’s a list of some delicious noms that will really help you keep your cool.
Hearty, yummy and easy-peasy; this great chili is sure to please.
Portable foods are always a great option for summer. These tacos feature the sweet tang of pineapple.
Nicely spiced with cumin, chili powder, salsa and a smidge of BBQ sauce for sweetness, these pork fajitas will have you saying “¡olé!”
Old El Paso taco seasoning, black beans and crisp sweet corn make this beef stew an utter delight.
You heard me: BBQ ribs in your slow cooker. An awesome alternative for those nights that are too bug-ridden or too dang hot to bother with outside.
I’m always amazed and astounded by human ingenuity, and would like to present this sterling example for your eyes. Make the most delicious of lasagnas with your slow cooker!
I personally can attest to the powerful and delectable spice of chipotle peppers bathed in adobo sauce. Now you’re playing with fuego!
You could almost argue that this is a fancible take on a deconstructed corn dog – right before you demolish it with your face!
We can both agree that curry is amazeballs, right? I mean, you’re a reasonable, intelligent and attractive person; you already know this. Cleverly employ the use of your slow cooker to make your new flavorful, most favorite soup ever.
I freakin’ love enchilada soup. I would totally steal too many samples when it was available in the cafeteria at university. That’s how good it is; it makes an otherwise morally upright person take more than the allotted number of samples. Imagine the power you’ll wield when you make this!
If you love the that Buffalo sauce heat and that cooling blue cheese tang, this chili recipe is right up your alley.
An oldie but a goodie: juicy chicken thighs with a sweet and savory sauce that’s made with pantry ingredients you definitely already have handy.