Save time & money with Slow Cooking
Summer is quickly fading and Fall will be at our door soon. For me, Fall is about putting away the grilling tools and breaking out the slow cooker (aka the crock pot). I love walking into my house and being greeted with the smell of dinner that has been cooking in my absence. It’s just so inviting! The AADL has a great assortment of make-ahead cook books that will help you save time and plan dinners ahead. Simply do a search on slow cooking and the choices are abundant. One of my favorites is the cookbook, The Best Slow & Easy Recipes from the editors of Cook’s Illustrated magazine. This book contains the traditional selection of slow cooking recipes like pot roast, chili and beef stew. It combines crock pot cooking with oven cooking to create over 250 mouth watering recipes. Vegetarian can join the slow cooking club too! Check out the book, Fresh from the vegetarian slow cooker: 200 recipes for healthy and hearty one-pot meals that ready when you are. In addition to the time saving benefits of using a slow cooker, there are also financial benefits as well. Slow cookers are energy efficient and cost less to run than conventional ovens. Additionally, slow cookers give the option of buying cheaper cuts of meat because the slow cooking process tenderizes the meat and brings out the flavor. So break out the slow cooker and start saving both time and money while creating tasty and healthy meals for you and your family!