Monday’s Money Saving Recipe – Using your slow cooker & Pot Roast

I was unaware that you can cook almost ANYTHING in your crockpot (slow cooker) until recently.  The only thing I used to cook in my crockpot was pot roast, rotel dip and the occasional soup.  My sister-in-law just recently made fall-off-the-bone ribs in her slow cooker.

If you go to Google and search “name of recipe” + crockpot, you can find out how to cook almost anything in your crockpot!!

For example I searched:  “Meatloaf crockpot” and “chicken casserole crockpot”.  Both brought tons of results!

What’s great about the crockpot is that it uses less electricity (less $$) than the stove or oven and it heats the house up less saving on air conditioning (less $$).  That’s a blessing in Alabama where we reached triple digits this past week!!

One reason I haven’t used my slow cooker much though is because I hate cleaning it.  Until I found the Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners.  These things make crockpot cleanup a breeze!  Just remove and throw away!  Now I have no excuse to not use my crockpot!

Here is how I make a roast in my slow cooker:

Add roast and season (salt, pepper, garlic salt and thyme).
Add water to cover.
Dice potatoes (I like to use New or Red Potatoes) and add.
slice carrots and add.  Or if you don’t keep fresh carrots on hand much, I just wait until the last 30 minutes of cook time and add a can of sliced carrots
Cover with lid and cook on low all day (morning til dinner time) or high (lunch/early afternoon til dinner time)

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