Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Easiest Way to Great Meals on a Shoestring Budget.

Rival Industries revolutionized cooking in 1971 with the creation of the crock-pot. It made cooking easier for mom's and single women alike. It also became a fave among some college students who had their own apartments, because preparation takes so little time and since students live on a shoestring budget, they saved money by not eating fast food.

Like I mentioned above, slow cookers save you money:

1. Your meal is ready and waiting for, so there's no reason to stop at the fast food joint you pass on the way home. Instead, your greeted with the smell of a wonderful home cooked meal when you open the door.

2. I've found that it takes fewer groceries to cook in a crock-pot. So it saves me lots of money every month. Leftovers are easier because you can pull the crock out of the heater and put it in the fridge. No extra dishes.

3. For those of you who eat meat, because of the slow method the crock-pot uses in cooking, the juices are able to seep into the meat, meaning cheaper pieces of meat taste delicious.

4. You would think the crock being on all day would run up your electric bill, but in reality, it takes less energy to operate your crock-pot than it does to use your large stove, which is an energy hog.

So, if you're a busy mother, student or a man who hates to cook, buy a crock-pot and enjoy a good home cooked meal. Your budget and your body will be glad you did.

PS: Crock pots come in a variety of sizes:

For some great crockpot recipes, try this!

470 Crock Pot Recipes

[I’m proud to say that the links on this page are affiliate links, meaning I make a little bit of money off each sale. Usually I make just enough to feed my 14 cats (the result of taking in ferals), so feel free to buy and help feed the tiny terrors. PS: Jeff the Cat has his own blog. Check it out!]

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