Hope - posted on 07/03/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




I don't cook often. Guess i never had much interest in it. i would like to start learning and cooking more often to help my family stay in good health and save money. So if you have any good suggestions that would be very much appreciated.

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Lisa - posted on 07/03/2009




Buy a slowcooker / crockpot .... so easy to make meals in... approx $24.00 in Australia not sure in the states but you can pick them up pretty cheap.

a couple easy recipes for you to get started that are family friendly and take no time at all....


500g-1kg of gravy beef
1 carrot peeled and chopped
1brown onion chopped
1 stick of celery chopped
1 potatoe peeled and chopped
pumpkin peeled and chopped
1/2 cup frozen pea's
1 can of campbells cream of mushroom soup
1 sachet of french onion soup mix

I usually do this first thing in the morning..... cut your meat into cubes and place it into the crockpot, peel and chop up your vegetables and add them to it also.... pour over your soup and then add the sachet of french onion soup mix then stir.... place your lid on and set it to low .... cook until that evening add your frozen pea's approx a hour b4 serving.... serve with mashed potatoe or rice..... this can also be frozen.


This is another all time favourite great any time of the year..... again using the crockpot.


1 silverside.... or corned beef
1 brown onion
1 carrot
1 stick of celery
2 tbsp of brown suger
1/3 cup of white vinegar

Peel your onion and stick some cloves into it.... place this aside then in the bottom of the crockpot place your suger, vinegar then put your meat ontop.... add your veggies chopped into chunks ( you dont need to peel them) pour water on top until every thing is covered then turn your crockpot onto low and cook all day.... serve with veggies and a yummy creamy white sauce.... or in summer a nice salad.... it also can be left to go cold and used in sandwich's......

Also I find a handy site it has all different fantastic recipes that are easy to make...... or there is a great book called 4 ingredients its not expensive either they have a website you can check that out also... best of luck

Lynn - posted on 07/03/2009




I suggest You can type on a few items you have on hand and it will pull different recipes from the database so you can cook a meal. All the recipes have a soup within the mix so next time you see them on sale (generic or name brand), stock up.

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