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Easy Meals - slow cooker style (Beef)

I am all about easy meals!  As a busy working mum, dinner is always the hardest meal to get on the table, especially with two teenage boys who both work.

So I found some more slow cooker meals.  Check them out.  There are hints on preparation, hints and a shopping list.  I'm not sure if we can get all ingredients (as listed) in Australia, but it wouldn't be hard to substitute and hey, if it makes your week easier, then go for it!

~Pantry Staples for Slow Cooking~

~Pantry Staples for Slow Cooking~

Check out the above link which gives you a great head start if you are slow cooking.

Herbs (fresh and dried) really help with slow cooking as does lemons and limes; just to give the meal a 'lift'.

I'm sure as you read through the pantry list you will also add your own 'staples'.  If you keep a written list handy you can easily see what you need, what you have on hand or what you'd like to try!

One of my favorites is the Thermomix stock concentrates -vegetable, chicken and beef.  I also keep a handy supply of dried herbs, dried onion and garlic and paprika.

Frozen veges:  prepackaged and lots that I cut up and freeze especially when they are in season and cheaper.

Meat:  Diced beef (sometimes pre-done by butcher and sometimes I cut up and package before freezing); meatballs (make up before freezing); chicken (diced up and packaged before freezing)

Although you really don't feel like meal prepping after you have been to the supermarket and then lugged groceries in and out of the car, meal prepping really does save time, especially on those "I am so tired I don't feel like cooking" days!

What's your go to list for slow cooking?

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Living in Far North Queensland in Australia is one of the most beautiful places in the world!  I'm happily married with children and enjoy living life everyday.  Life isn't always fun or easy, but it is character building and changing and this makes it exciting.  I don't want to live a boring life - I want to live a life that makes a difference!  How about you?