Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Rodeo & Summer Meal Ideas

I am about to cry “UNCLE” to Mother Nature

watermelon rum thepaintedapron.com

Enough of this heat already!!

watermelon on the rocks thepaintedapron.com

To help keep my mind off the sizzling summer temps, besides having a lot of watermelon, I started thinking about fall recipes and the slow cooker…

watermelon pie 1 thepaintedapron.com

I created a Pinterest board  so I have a quick visual record of my own recipes and recipes I want to try

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You can see it here and follow along if you like.  I will be adding more recipes and ideas all the time…

We enjoyed Spicy Pot Roast Taquitos over the weekend with some cool 5 Minute Guacamole

spicy pot roast tacquitos thepaintedapron.com

Here are some of my other favorites that are enjoyable even on these hot summer days~

Slow Cooker Short Rib Tacos with Asian Slaw~ I am making these next week, a great week night meal, and you can make extra for putting together for grab and go lunch later in the week

short rib and snow pea tacos thepaintedapron.com

If it’s too hot to grill, try these “no sweat” Island Time Chicken Wings

Island Chicken Wings thepaintedapron.com

Bacon Jam is great on a BLT full of ripe summer tomatoes

BLT with bacon jam, thepaintedapron.com

or a Grilled Chicken Slider

chicken sliders w:bacon jam, thepaintedapron.com

Bacon Jam is also a great condiment for a Hot Dog Bar

condiment bar thepaintedapron.com

And don’t forget about Cantaloupe Jam!

slow cook cantaloupe jam thepaintedapron.com

I have been organizing and cleaning up all my Pinterest boards

Pinterest is such a brilliant way to visually store ideas for easy reference.  I have “Best of the Painted Apron” boards as well as boards for everything else…Click here if you would like to visually browse my recipes, tablescapes, creations, painting tutorials, and featured posts


Your  slow cooker won’t heat up your kitchen so put that little magic pot to work!

Psst~  you can enjoy Watermelon on the Rocks here or make a Watermelon Pie here


I will be sharing with the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar

11 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Rodeo & Summer Meal Ideas”
  1. Mary says:

    I’m sick of 90+ temperatures too Jenna. We desperately need rain too. I’m trying not to turn on the oven anymore than necessary and I don’t use my slow cooker nearly enough! Thanks for the link to your slow cooker board 🙂

  2. I’m right there with you with these outrageous temperatures! Stove? What’s a stove? Haven’t looked at one in months. It’s just too hot to cook, but your crock pot recipes look yummy. Off to visit your pinterest boards. 🙂

    Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage

  3. I adore my slow cooker for these hot summer days! Put delicious stuff in, leave it for 8 hours, delicious stuff comes out! And it doesn’t heat up your kitchen 🙂 Following your pinterest board!

  4. Lynn says:

    I’ll bet the bacon jam is great on a BLT:@) We’re in the soup here in Philly too… ugh.

  5. I am so with you on the hot, HUMID weather …over it! LOL! Thanks for sharing the tasty looking food with us! Would love to try the bacon jam! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  6. I with everyone else a Texas 102 outside is to hot to cook. I made a big mistake of baking bread pudding yesterday thought my house would never cool down. All your favorites look delicious. Need to try some of them.
    Cathy <;)

  7. Such great ideas here! And Cantaloupe Jam? I’ll have to try that – my hubby would love it! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week!

  8. Miz Helen says:

    What great Tacos, I want to try that recipe, they look so good. We always enjoy your post at Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing them with us. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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