I know that some of the most popular posts on Suddenly Frugal have to do with using your Crock-Pot or slow cooker to cook meals on the cheap. In the past I’ve written about making Crock-Pot French toast, chicken stir-fry and fried chicken. I also make a mean slow cooker pork loin.
Using a slow cooker is one of my favorite ways to stay on my meal plan budget and ensure that when 5 p.m. rolls around and everyone walks through the door, starving, we have a hot meal ready and waiting. That means there’s no reason to dial 1-800-PIZZA!
Another of my favorites is leftovers. I love leftovers, and so do my family. When I make chicken stir-fry, my two daughters argue over who gets to take the leftovers for lunch–literally, there have been fights about it. (I now make sure to put aside two small containers of leftovers before I serve dinner so there is no fighting.)
Speaking of leftovers, I just found out through one of my affiliate networks about this adorable Crock-Pot Lunch Crock that’s perfect for taking a slow cooked meal to work or school. And right now, through Coupons.com, you can get a $5 off coupon (see below).
Considering these crocks cost close to $20, that’s like getting it for 25% off!
I did some research and found out that you get this product at Walmart, Target and Amazon, too. FYI, you can get the crock in the following colors:
Leah Ingram is the founder of the Suddenly Frugal blog and the author of 14 books, including Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less (Adams Media, 2010) and Toss, Keep, Sell: The Suddenly Frugal Guide to Clearing Out Clutter and Cashing In (Adams Media, 2010). Leah appears regularly in frugal-living segments on the “10! Show” on NBC10 in Philadelphia and is a blogger for the NBC Universal website Home Goes Strong. Recently, Leah launched a new frugal venture called Philadelphia on the Cheap. This site focuses on deals, discounts, and freebies in the Philadelphia area—where she lives with her husband, two teenage daughters, and dog. Follow her on Twitter @suddenlyfrugal