I've been trying really hard lately to budget/save money for my family. Since at this point we are a one income family with occasional money from my business. I've started using coupons, meal planning, and using Dave Ramsey's Envelope System. I think everyone has been hit in some form or another by these hard economic times. As we all know groceries are crazy expensive. So, I meal plan for a 2 week period. Once a week we have a leftover day to help clear out the fridge. We also have one eat out day a week. So, that leaves 10 days for me to plan for. I have been really interested in trying Freezer cooking. Pick one day and take a few hours to prepare your meals for a while. Here's a great post that features a ton of cheap freezer meal ideas.
Here is another link for freezer crock pot meals....awesome!
I love my crock pot. They make life so much easier. But, I always have a tendency to forget I have it. Weird, I know. I am going to make a point to use it more often which will be easier now that I found some really yummy recipes for it. Here they are for you too :)
Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli from Frugal Village
Slow Cooker Lasagna from Fix-it and Forget-it
Classic Beef Stew from My Recipes
BBQ Chicken from Such a Time as This
Adobo Chicken from 52 Kitchen Adventures
(I really like this one cause my husband is Filipino and we eat this often)
A weeks worth of recipes. Pull out that crock pot and put it to good use. That way you can sit back and relax as it does all the work :) Do you have any good links to freezer meal recipes or crock pot recipes? Do share in the comments. I'm always up for new recipes around here :)