SBR: Slow cooker recipe for company

I am having some friends over for dinner in a few weeks. It wasn't the original plan (was going to go to their house) but now my DH is out of town and the grandparents are busy so I invited them to my house. This means that I need to make dinner, and put DD to bed while they are here. I thought preparing something in the slow cooker ahead of time would help.
Any suggestions of slow cooker recipes that would be good and easy for having company?

 1 Apr 2011 12:24 PM
 18 Jan 2004
A spahghetti sauce or chili always go over well or perhaps a soup or stew.

Also, I just tried the clubhouse slow cooker spice pack for italian herb chicken and it was awesome and very easy to put together smile If you like a thicker sauce, substitute the diced tomatoes for tomato sauce. I served it with the Fast and Fancy Herb and Wild rice which only took 15 minutes to make after the chicken was done.

 1 Apr 2011 12:30 PM
 15 Jul 2010
The chicken breast/black bean/salsa dish in the slow cooker thread in RS is sooo delicious! If I was hosting a casual dinner, I'd definitely make that and serve with tortilla chips or toasted pita bread.

 1 Apr 2011 12:31 PM
 8 Nov 2008
WB Raving Lunatic
I recently made sweet and sour pork in the slow cooker and it was awesome. It gave 4 big servings (although it says it serves 8). 1 night we had it over noodles and the 2nd night we had it over rice. Here's the recipe:

1 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced carrot
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (I used regular vinegar)
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp ketchup
2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1/2 tsp powder)
1 tsp ground ginger
2 lbs (900g) pork stew meat (I used pork shoulder)
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp corn starch
14 oz (398mL) can of pineapple tidbits (with juice)
1 cup chopped green pepper
(I also added some snow peas)

Combine first 9 ingredients in 3.5 to 4L slow cooker. Cover. Cook on lo for 8-9 hours or on high for 4-4.5 hours.

Stir water into cornstarch in a small cup until smooth. Add to pork mixture. Stir. Add pineapple and green pepper (this is also where I added the snow peas). Stir well. Cover. Cook on high for about 15 minutes until green pepper is tender-crisp and sauce is thickened.

 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
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