Once I started using my slow cooker, I realized how much money I was saving. What I found was that I was stopping by the grocery store whenever I was to busy or tired to cook. I would grab a hot chicken or pre-cooked food from the food bar that cost an arm and a leg per pound.
The slow cooker allows me to prepare a dish in the morning, while I am still full of energy. I can set it up, put the dish on low, and forget about it until supper time. Then at night, or after a day full of running errands, I can come home and simply scoop dinner out of the slow cooker on to everyone’s plates.
There are so many things you can make in your slow cooker. For example, until recently I didn’t know I could make spaghetti in the slow cooker. My favorite meal, however, is lemon chicken. I was able to place several skinless boneless chicken breasts in the slow cooker, add chicken broth, lemon juice, butter, garlic, potatoes, carrots, and celery, and then come home to a full meal at 5 pm. It was delicious, and the chicken was as tender as could be.
I haven’t found anything that can’t be cooked in the slow cooker. The next thing I want to try is meatloaf. I can’t prepare meatloaf for dinner when I’ve been out all day because it takes so long to cook. Everyone is already starving by the time we get home. Using the slow cooker means we get to eat the meatloaf almost immediately after returning back at the house.
The invention of the Internet has allowed anyone with a slow cooker to quickly look up recipes without having to pay or a cookbook. If you want to save more money, I highly urge you to give your slow cooker a try.