Save money with your slow cooker

November 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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I’m spending the day out of the kitchen, utilizing many of my slow cookers and making meals not only for the rest of the week but for the freezer/pantry, too.  If you haven’t hopped on to the slow cooker bandwagon, let me tell you all the ways it helps you SAVE MONEY!

  1. Spend less on electricity.  Energy consumption of a countertop appliance is a lot cheaper than turning on your oven. Most slow cookers use about 75 – 100 watts of electricity which is a LOT less than your oven.
  2. Spend less money on food. Cheaper, less tender cuts of meat turn into tender, fall-off-the-bone delicacies when prepared in a slow cooker
  3. Less money spent on fast food.  By throwing a bunch of stuff in the slow cooker before you head out the door in the morning, you’ll be able to resist the urge to do the “easy” thing and stop for fast food on a hectic night.  You’re also saving TIME because you didn’t drive to McD’s.
  4. Save your health. I can’t recall ever having to add oil or grease to a slow cooker to get it to work meaning the meals can be a healthier version of one you might make on the stove or in the oven.

Most people who are familiar with slow cookers (also called Crock Pots but that is actually a trademark name like Jell-O) think that you can only make pot roasts in them.  Or that your dinner has to contain those “cream of” soups.  But you couldn’t be more wrong.  There are so many great slow cooker cookbooks out there with a variety of recipes.  I learned how to bake potatoes, sweet potatoes and cook corn on the cob in a slow cooker, I’ve made oatmeal and granolas.  I have actually made an entire Thanksgiving Dinner (minus the actual bird) in slow cookers. I can’t say enough about them, obviously!

Here are a couple of my favorite cookbooks:

Of course, you can always check out our Pinterest board on Slow Cooker Favorites, too!

Print a Reynolds Slow Cooker liner coupon here ($.75/1) if you want to save on your clean-up.  You should be able to print the coupon twice.

Do you use your slow cooker?  What is your favorite recipe?

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November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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local-five-liveIf you decided to check out Green Bay Consumer after seeing me on Local 5 Live, welcome!  If you’re a regular reader and would like to see today’s segment, click here.

Green Bay Consumer’s goal is to provide consumers in Northeast Wisconsin with useful information to help you save money.  Green Bay Consumer combines great local deals, events, & giveaways along with some online sales information (Just for the record–I LOVE Amazon.com).  Every day you can check the Green Bay Consumer home page to find the latest and greatest daily deals in our area from sites like Groupon, Living Social and Deal Chicken, too.

Kristin and I write posts almost every Monday – Friday, from the  to the latest free or cheap events going on in the area, to a round-up of area apple orchards, or all the places you can take your kids out to eat for free (or cheap).   It’s catered to you, the people of Northeastern Wisconsin.

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October 25, 2013 by · 1 Comment
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local-five-liveIf you decided to check out Green Bay Consumer after seeing me on Local 5 Live, welcome!  If you’re a regular reader and would like to see today’s segment, click here.

Green Bay Consumer’s goal is to provide consumers in Northeast Wisconsin with useful information to help you save money.  Green Bay Consumer combines great local deals, events, & giveaways along with some online sales information (Just for the record–I LOVE Amazon.com).  Every day you can check the Green Bay Consumer home page to find the latest and greatest daily deals in our area from sites like Groupon, Living Social and Deal Chicken, too.

Kristin and I write posts almost every Monday – Friday, from the  to the latest free or cheap events going on in the area, to a round-up of area apple orchards, or all the places you can take your kids out to eat for free (or cheap).   It’s catered to you, the people of Northeastern Wisconsin.

How do you keep track of what’s going on here at Green Bay Consumer?  There are several ways you can get the latest information:

  • Sign up for a daily or weekly email on the Green Bay Consumer home page.   You’ll receive a daily email blast in the afternoon (Monday – Friday) with a list of everything we’ve covered.
  • Become of a fan of Green Bay Consumer on Facebook.  Some, but not all of the posts on this website are posted directly to the Facebook page.
  • Follow GBConsumer on Twitter.  All our posts will show up on Twitter.  We also tweet interesting articles we’ve read on the topic of saving money, retweet some of our favorite blog deals, and stick our toes into Green Bay Packers discussions once in a while..
  • Subscribe to an RSS feed.

Looking for an article on a specific topic?  Use the handy dandy search engine on the home page.  Whether it’s the Hansen’s Pizza Warehouse Sale,  Green Bay Packers Pro Shop Tent sale, if we’ve written about it, you’ll find it by using the search box.

If you’d like to know more about the site, click the About tab on the home page.  Want to know some of our personal favorite sites to find great deals an useful information to keep your costs down?  You can click on the Resources tab.

Green Bay Consumer values your feedback, opinions, and deals that you have found, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thanks for stopping by!

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October 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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local-five-liveIf you decided to check out Green Bay Consumer after seeing me on Local 5 Live, welcome!  If you’re a regular reader and would like to see today’s segment, click here.

Green Bay Consumer’s goal is to provide consumers in Northeast Wisconsin with useful information to help you save money.  Green Bay Consumer combines great local deals, events, & giveaways along with some online sales information (Just for the record–I LOVE Amazon.com).  Every day you can check the Green Bay Consumer home page to find the latest and greatest daily deals in our area from sites like Groupon, Living Social and Deal Chicken, too.

Kristin and I write posts almost every Monday – Friday, from the  to the latest free or cheap events going on in the area, to a round-up of area apple orchards, or all the places you can take your kids out to eat for free (or cheap).   It’s catered to you, the people of Northeastern Wisconsin.

How do you keep track of what’s going on here at Green Bay Consumer?  There are several ways you can get the latest information:

  • Sign up for a daily or weekly email on the Green Bay Consumer home page.   You’ll receive a daily email blast in the afternoon (Monday – Friday) with a list of everything we’ve covered.
  • Become of a fan of Green Bay Consumer on Facebook.  Some, but not all of the posts on this website are posted directly to the Facebook page.
  • Follow GBConsumer on Twitter.  All our posts will show up on Twitter.  We also tweet interesting articles we’ve read on the topic of saving money, retweet some of our favorite blog deals, and stick our toes into Green Bay Packers discussions once in a while..
  • Subscribe to an RSS feed.

Looking for an article on a specific topic?  Use the handy dandy search engine on the home page.  Whether it’s the Hansen’s Pizza Warehouse Sale,  Green Bay Packers Pro Shop Tent sale, if we’ve written about it, you’ll find it by using the search box.

If you’d like to know more about the site, click the About tab on the home page.  Want to know some of our personal favorite sites to find great deals an useful information to keep your costs down?  You can click on the Resources tab.

Green Bay Consumer values your feedback, opinions, and deals that you have found, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thanks for stopping by!

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