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.