Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cooking from your Stockpile

I have been an avid coupon-er for about a year now. Since I discovered the Money Saving Queen's ways of saving, I have been traveling on this awesome journey and have never looked back. I have learned so many great things to stay frugal along the way. One of those ways has been Stockpiling.

When you get in the swing of the whole coupon-ing thing you will begin to fill your cabinets. This is GREAT because you don't have to make any last minute-type of runs to the store where you will be paying full price for dinner. You can just run into your pantry, grab your items and WAH-LAH!! Dinner!

And that's exactly what I did today. And you know what? This whole meal (including dessert) cost me (drumroll please!!!) less than 5 bucks!!! Start the sirens, drop the confetti! That's an amazing deal for a home-cooked meal for a family of 3!

So, do you want to know what I put together? Get your salivary glands flowing 'cause here we go!

Pork Roast with carrots, onions and Seasoning. Total cost- $1.99

I had a Hormel seasoned Pork Roast I purchased from Homeland for only $1.99 with coupon that I pulled out of the freezer. I stuck it directly into the crockpot. No thawing necessary!

On Friday I went to Target and got the fresh carrots and onions for FREE! I just cleaned and chopped them in half and put them around the roast.

I then put about a cup of water in the bottom of the pot and sprinkled salt and pepper on the top. I will probably let it cook about 6 hours. It will be tender and yummy and so tasty!

But we can't forget dessert!

Peach Cobbler (Some people call this dump cake. Whatever it's called- it's delicious!). Total Cost- $2

I found a can of peach filling in the cabinet and remembered I had a white cake mix as well. You pour the can of filling into a 8x8 pan and then dump the cake mix on top. Take the ENTIRE stick of butter (trust me- use the entire stick.The taste will be AMAZING and it will help crisp it up like a cobbler), cut them into little pads and layer them over the cake mix.

Preheat your oven to 350 and bake for about 45 minutes. Slap some ice cream on top or eat as is. It's SOOO good!!

What are some of your favorite stockpile meals that you cook in the crockpot?