Top Ten Slow Cooker Recipes of 2011


Because I love my slow cooker. And because my readers love these recipes, in my usual Fast Food for Slow Sundays spot I’m sharing the Hodgepodge top ten slow cooker recipes of 2011. Enjoy! A Month Long Slow Cooker Celebration Nana’s Homemade Slow Cooker Hummus Batch Cooking Chicken in the Slow Cooker Plus Recipes Potato Soup Overnight Slow Cooker Grits Batch Cooking: Basic Beef $5

October Potatofest at $5 Dinners


Our feeding the larger family ways will help you feed a crowd and take a break during the holidays! October is potato month for me for several reasons. Not only are potatoes frugal and can be served in a variety of ways, but October is right up next to November and December. October is the month I pile the potatoes in the freezer­ – freeing

Fast Food for Slow Sundays: Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Potato Soup at Hodgepodge

Talk about a perfectly easy recipe to make a large amount of and share on Sunday for lunch! Talk about frugal! Make it on Friday or Saturday and warm it up for the masses. Or toss all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it cook most of the day. I double it for our crowd. Because then we can have it for lunch

Hot Rice for Breakfast: Frugal Living


I recently discovered a new use for leftover rice. Apparently many folks do this. It was a big duh moment for me. Something Nana suggested we do. See, when I make rice, I always at least double the amount. Because we can always use rice again later in the week. Sometimes I cook it on Saturday night in prep for Sunday lunch. I’ve also been

Rice water soup


If it sounds bland then you’re right. When you are down and out this is just what a body needs. Rough measurements are on purpose. 1 cup rice small amount of cooked chicken, very finely chopped (sometimes I leave this out) enough water to fill half a large stew pot Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for an hour or more. You want the