Now that the holidays have dissipated back into the calendar, we’ve all been left in a cloud of tinsel, leftovers and empty wallets. And if you’re anything like us, you’ve made one of the following two resolutions: to save time, or to pinch your pennies- or both! We’ve got just the trick that will help you stay committed to your frugally minded resolutions. Look no further than your pantry and your slow cooker.
Slow cooking has been around for years, and has become a staple in many households. The benefits of slow cooking are seemingly endless! If you have never tried slow cooking before, we recommend you start. Be careful though, because you might get addicted! How can slow cooking benefit you? Read on!
Boost Your Flavor. Not only will you be doing your dishes a favor by boosting their flavor, but you’ll also be making your wallet happy because you can buy cheaper cuts of meat. Slow cooking tenderizes cheaper meats and really kicks up the taste. Plus, you can throw just about everything but the kitchen sink into your slow cooker and have a delicious meal. Have a single carrot in the crisper? Don’t be afraid to throw it in the stew!
Save Time. With many slow cooker recipes, you can just throw all the ingredients into the same pot, set the timer, and walk away until mealtime. You can cook wonderful, hearty meals while you’re at the office, running errands, or spending time with the ones you love.
Make a Mistake. It’s hard to go wrong with slow cooking! The low cooking temperatures make it difficult to burn, scorch, or overcook your meal. In fact, oftentimes the longer cooking times bring out the savory flavors and really help to marry your ingredients together.
Even more slow cooking recipes:
Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs
Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage and Sauerkraut Soup
Slow Cooker Apple Onion Soup with Cinnamon Cheese Toast
Slow Cooker Stuffed Green Peppers
Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs and Sauce
Wonderful ideas!!! Thank you so much for sharing this information about such a great occasion! Cindy, your ideas always helpful and creative.
Sandra in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 15, 2013 at 10:59 am
Everyone calls Paula dean because i cook for friends and family and they say i talk like Paula tho i am 71and never as pretty as Paula i want to be like Paula i love her and her family
normal maskell in The Great Party Challenge on June 12, 2013 at 10:11 am
Susan Lott is a great party planner! She has tons of great ideas that she needs to share with the online world. I have been begging her to start a Facebook page or Etsy account. The graduation gift that she made me was hand drawn with my name and different definitions for each letter. She framed it and I cherish it.....I also would have paid about $50 for it in a store. Thanks for sharing her idea but this idea is nothing compared to some of her other quick and money saving tips! You should hire her for your creative team!
Love you Susu!
Adrienne Hilliard in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 11, 2013 at 10:55 pm
I love this idea!! It is too cute!
Sandi K in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm