Stove Free Crockpot RecipesNow that the temperatures have been consistent, I have also been consistent with not wanting to cook. Working all day and then coming home to turn on a stove in hot temperatures is not an idea of a relaxing evening. Having leftovers without the use of a microwave can turn a cool kitchen into a sauna.
Crockpots are a great addition to our kitchen appliances. We’ve had ours for about five or six years and it hasn’t disappointed us yet. I usually take the crockpot out of the storage during the winter months to make recipes such as my beef stew. I’ve never thought of using it for anything else than stew or soups. Instead of making sandwiches and salads, I decided to take the crockpot out and search for some summer time meals to feed the family during these summer evenings.
Here are some pretty easy recipes with items we already have in our fridge and cabinets:
Blueberry French Toast
Aunt Lou, the author for this recipe of Blueberry French Toast gives us a delicious looking recipe that I must try. Who knew you could start the day with such a great recipe. I may have to turn on the stove to add some bacon to accompany this stove free recipe.
Ashley Manila used the oven to caramelize the buffalo sauce on these chicken wings. To keep up with the theme of this post, ignore the oven and if you have an outside grill or even a George Foreman, throw the fully cooked wings on the grill to get the wings crispy. Accompany these wings with a homemade salad and you have yourself a great light stove free meal.
On high for about 4 to 5 hours, you can indulge in a fully baked potato with all the trimmings all in the crockpot. This I must try. I may even pair it with the wings.
I’ve heard of having microwave cake and it didn’t dawn on me to take the same ingredients and place them in the crockpot. Imagine coming home from a long day out to the sweet smell of a coconut cake that was made in your crock pot.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
I know, it’s summer time. Why would we want hot chocolate? Just like a cup of coffee or tea gives you that extra boost of energy or helps you to unwind, a cup of good melted chocolate with or without spirits can relax you in the evening. This is also a great homemade treat for the kids to do all on their own – because they want to “cook” too.
The author of this recipe states that this treat is “Sugary cinnamon pecans made in your crock pot! These are so easy and dangerously addicting!!” I don’t think I have to say anything further about this stove free snack.
So there you go, a few of the many recipes that I found online that are completely or just about stove free. There are of course sandwiches and salads that you can make but why not indulge in these meals. Take pictures if you try these recipes, post online and have your friends questioning how you could dare put on a stove in 90 degree weather.