Crock Pot Girls: Save Both Time & Money

by Marcy on September 6, 2011 · 0 comments

Crock Pot cooking seems to be all of the rage on Facebook right now, and with the cooling temps here in Ohio, I know that I am excited to bust out my Crock Pot and start cooking! Right now I use  this Rival 5 Qt Round Crock Pot, but I have been considering a switch to an oval Crock Pot (like this one: Crock-Pot 6-Quart Smart-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel)- mainly because I place my roasts in the Crock Pot frozen, and they don’t always fit in the round one!

As I have shared in My Approach to Menu Planning, I like to use my Crock Pot at least once a week – often more during the cold winter months. It is perfect for chili, roasts, and more.

In my opinion, Crock Pot cooking saves me money because I am able to purchase less expensive (and often tougher) cuts of meat and cook them until super tender over night. Cooking in the Crock Pot also allows me to cook large batches of food (stockpiled when cheapest of course!) to save for future meals either that same week, or a month down the road (freeze until ready to eat). Having these meals on hand means 1 (or more) meals LESS that I am eating out as well.

Saving myself time is the biggest perk I have found from using my Crockpot regularly….and time = money right? I love being able to throw ingredients into my Crock Pot either before bed or first thing in the morning and forgetting about it until dinner time. It makes that rough time between school letting out and dinner time much more enjoyable for everyone!

Here are some of my favorite Crock Pot recipes and resources:




Do you have any favorites that you would like to add? Be sure to share in the comments!

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