Slow Cookers: the Season’s Time & Money Saver

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Hey Friends! The Christmas season is here again with all the scurrying to buy gifts; the thrill of surprising a loved one on Christmas Day; the anticipation of receiving a specific present; and the special moments that make this time of the year so memorable.

During this time of the year, time and money seem to be elusive creatures. Christmas shopping, special events, and holiday gatherings make it challenging to make decent meals, let alone create a budget-friendly menu.

One of the ways to combat the urge to grab a quick meal while on the run is to pull out your slow cooker. In the morning, as you’re preparing breakfast or packing lunches, take a little time to combine a few ingredients and when dinner time arrives, you’ll have a delicious meal waiting for you.

At Build a Menu you will find a Slow Cooker subcategory in the Dinner section under any of the grocery store options. Come check out our breakfast and lunch recipes as well, and discover how much of a difference menu planning can make in your budget this week. The money you save can be used for other things–like Christmas gifts!

Not a member yet? Join now and use our coupon code, SaveMeMoney, to save $4 off of your first month!

Are you familiar with our Premium Plan? With this plan you’re able to browse and select any recipe from our entire database. Not only will you be able to utilize the recipes under the Slow Cooker section in the Classic section, you can also search by recipe title or by ingredients for that meal you’re craving, or to utilize some of those ingredients–like cabbage and bell peppers–that you’ve already purchased. Sound good? If you’re not a Premium Plan member yet, come on over and upgrade now!

Below you will find a few of our slow cooker recipes that are available on our database. We want to make menu planning much easier for you, and also help save you money!

chili con carne

Chunky Chili

Slow Cooker Dinner Menu 
Approximately $61 for dinner for a family of 4-6
French Onion Soup–$5.56
Italian Meat Loaf–$9.98
Chunky Hawaiian Beef–$12.75
Honey Chicken Wings–$7.48
Chunky Chili–$6.39
Cheesy Chicken and Rice–$11.43
Tuna Casserole–$7.84

Have a great week!
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