Looking back I can see just how far I have come. When I went back to college and my kids were in school, I found that I needed to watch what I bought. I figured out a way to do things to where we still had a good meal. I used a lot of things and bagged them in freezer bags. Before I left, I took a bag out and placed it in the Crock Pot. It was ready by the time we all arrived home.
Take a look at the supermarket ads in your area, and let that be your guide. Where I live, there are a lot of local farmers. The not so pretty things they didn't ship would be dumped and left for whoever wanted it. At the end of the second day, the pig farmers would come clean up and take anything left. I didn't mind a bell pepper with a blemish or a spot to cut off of the tomatoes. I would stew up a batch, date it and place in the freezer. I have fresh veggies year round from our area. Check where you live and don't be afraid of taking and cutting up.
If I had a bag of veggies I put together, it is good to blanch them first but they freeze nice. Place in the Crock Pot and dinner is ready. There are a lot of recipes for soups you can have ready to go. If you like a gravy for the stew, take about 3 Tbsp. cornstarch and place it in a small cup. Add about a tablespoon of water and stir it in. You will have gravy. I keep it in my staples I do not run out of it.
Whether you have a large family or small, there are Crock Pots for every family. Take the advantage and stress out of what to cook for supper, you can have it at your finger tips. Open and let it go and you're ready to sit down when everyone gets home.
Enjoy! I bought mine at a thrift store for $4.00, not a bad investment for five years of use.
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