Joanna Anastasia

slow cooker

One slow cooker ham and three nights of easy dinners.

Slow cooker ham

Today I’ll make all of your busy moms life easier: here is a slow cooker ham recipe that can feed your family for 3 days in 3 different ways! I think you must be applauding me now in front of your screens, aren’t you? 😉 And don’t get scared by the beer being in one of the ingredients: after slowly cooking for 6 hours there will be no alcohol left! Just a delicious melt-in-your-mouth slow cooked ham.

On the first day serve it in a old school comforting way: baby potatoes (or mashed) and a green salad or green beans. On a second day serve it with my super easy ratatouille. And on a third make a simplified butternut squash curry with the slow cooked ham cubes.

What you’ll need for the slow cooked ham :

Light Beer
1/4 cup Maple syrup
2 table spoons Dijon mustard
Water ( as much as you’ll need to fill the slow cooker up to the top so it covers the ham)
Ham( big piece- around 5 pounds)
Slow cooker

Mix all of the liquids with mustard directly insight of the slow cooker, add ham, cower and cook on high for 6 hours. (Easy breezy, I loved this part!) Serve with baby potatoes and green salad.

The easy Ratatouille :

Slow cooked ham

1 medium eggplant
4 carrots
2 bell peppers
1 medium tomato ( without skin).
One teaspoon herbs of Provence
Olive oil
+ leftover meet


Cut your veggies in cubes. Cook them on medium heat with one table spoon of olive oil,herbs, pressed garlic and meat. Enjoy your easy dinner :).

The Butternut squash curry

Slow cooked ham

1 1/2 cup butternut squash cubes
3 medium potatoes
1/2 cup celery
1 big onion

1 teaspoon grounded good quality allspice
1/2 teaspoon grounded Cumin
+ leftover meet

Cut the veggies and cook until soft with olive oil, spices and leftover slow cooked ham cut in cubes. I hope you’ll find it as delicious as we did!

Slow cooked ham

And now, I need to make another batch of this ham :).

Slow cooker banana bread


Keeping with the persisting hot weather,I decided not to bake, but use my slow cooker for my banana bread. Being honest, it was the first time I used it for a cake, so I was a bit worried it will not grow but as you can see, it did. And turned out super moist, yet firm, and oh soo good! My daughter love it! I hope you will to !


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
2 eggs,
4 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup milk
3 ripe bananas, well mashed
Chocolate chips

Mix dry ingredients. Then add the rest. Mix together. Purr in the slow cooker. Leave on high for around 2 h. When its ready let it cool down. Take out of the slow cooker. Voila !