Shopping Around the World

30 Sep

Welcome my friends to Shopping Around the World.  This month we are highlighting one pot wonders.  

Mom is going to highlight her one pot wonder that she makes in the crockpot.  

I’m licking my lips now – Take it away mom!

With working and trying to rush home to fix dinner, sometimes it can be overwhelming.  So I take help where I can, just like with this one pot wonder in the crockpot.  In the morning before coming to work, I will put some baking potatoes in the crockpot.  So easy huh?  All you have to do is wash and clean a baking potato.  Take a fork and stick the potato several times.  Place it on some aluminum foil and salt/pepper to your desire.  Then wrap the baking potato up securely and place it in your crockpot just like the picture shows.  We always fix extra potatoes because they come out so good for the next night’s meal.  We bought a bag of baking potatoes at the market for $5.00 a bag.  There were 12 large potatoes in the bag making each potato $0.42 each.  After you get all of your potatoes washed, seasoned, wrapped and placed in your crockpot, turn the crockpot on low and forget it.

Now, before I leave the house, I checked the refrigerator for leftovers from the night before.  I found broccoli and cheese and beef sausage.  All I did was place these items in aluminum foil packets and put them back in the fridge.  Around 2pm, I called my hub unit and told him to also place these packets in the crockpot to heat them up.  The broccoli and cheese was a head of broccoli cut up from the  night before with some shredded cheese melted over it.  Total price was around $2.00 but this is the second meal so you can add $1.00 to tonight’s meal.  The beef sausage was $2.50 and again this is the second meal so add $1.25 to tonight’s meal.  So right now, we are looking at around $3.00 for tonight’s meal – so far.

When I finally get home from work, the fun begins.  You take out a baked potato and put it on a plate removing the aluminum foil. Go ahead and mash some of the potatoes out and add butter, sour cream, salt and pepper – whatever you want.  After it is fixed the way you normally eat a potato, add your leftovers. Tonight it was broccoli and cheese with beef sausage.  Now look at that potato. And remember you washed and seasoned the peel, so eat everything.

 It’s whats for dinner and a meal all in itself for around $3.00 for TWO people.  You can’t beat that and it’s great on a cold night… if we ever get cold here.


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18 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. CarolMaeWY

    09/30/2016 at 1:49 am

    Yummy June. Will have to try that. I could share what we bake or cook, but I don’t know what anything costs.

    • Piglove

      09/30/2016 at 9:49 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. Then you will just have to share your awesome menu! XOXO – Bacon

  2. easyweimaraner

    09/30/2016 at 2:47 am

    that is a super idea and we love it!!! potatoes fresh from the oven are soulfood after a hard workingday :O)

    • Piglove

      09/30/2016 at 9:49 am

      YES! Brother these are so fantastic. You will want to fix extras for the next day. So good and hearty – and HOT. XOXO – Bacon

  3. onespoiledcat

    09/30/2016 at 6:54 am

    Oh boy – this is right up my Mom’s alley (or crockpot!). Super recipe…………..

    Hugs, Sammy

    • Piglove

      09/30/2016 at 9:50 am

      Thanks cousin. It’s easy and so delicious… especially after working a long hard day. XOXO – Bacon

  4. Kate Crimmins

    09/30/2016 at 8:38 am

    I’ve been wanting to try baked potatoes in a crock pot….

    • Piglove

      09/30/2016 at 9:52 am

      They are most excellent! So yummy and delicious. Wash them and season them well so you can also eat the skins where all of the nutrients are – and add broccoli and cheese. When mom fixes these, even I get a plate. So good ! XOXO – Bacon

  5. The Florida Furkids

    09/30/2016 at 9:43 am

    Ut oh….Mom is drooling on the keyboard again! This sounds delicious AND reasonably priced too!!

    The Florida Furkids

    • Piglove

      09/30/2016 at 9:52 am

      So easy! Just pre-plan with your meal the night before so you can have some ‘extras’ to throw on top of your potato. So delicious to come home to after working a long day at the office. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs

    09/30/2016 at 11:16 am

    now that is cooking economically and tasty as well

    • Piglove

      09/30/2016 at 11:49 am

      And delicious! Mom is really trying to make meals stretch into the next nights meal. It’s beginning to be a challenge now. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Nylabluesmum

    09/30/2016 at 11:27 am

    Mee-you what a furabuluss idea Lady June!!! You has mee an LadyMum droolin an it onlee breekfast here!!!! Mew mew mew…unccle bacon do you get sum all so??? 😉
    ***nose rubsss*** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxxx

    • Piglove

      09/30/2016 at 11:50 am

      Most definitely my sweet nefkitty. On potato night, mom fixes extra taters. I get one loaded with broccoli and cheese too. It is delicious and feels my pot belly nicely. XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        09/30/2016 at 4:05 pm

        MMMMM that soundss yummy Unccle!! mee had sum tato thee other nite…they ARE tasty!!

  8. Tails Around the Ranch

    09/30/2016 at 1:48 pm

    Wow that’s a great value AND you managed to clean out the Frig too! Pawsome job.

    • Piglove

      09/30/2016 at 2:54 pm

      Exactly! And when you do it this way, mom says the hub unit doesn’t catch on that he’s having leftovers. Sneaky huh? Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon


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