Back to School Crock Pot Recipes- This makes me feel both hungry and inspired to organize meal plans! Slow cookers are a very smart way to plan your dinners
Today we wanted to share some meal-planning and money-saving links, tips, tricks, and apps. Here’s a nifty website that I found via Quirky Momma that shares various crock-pot meal plans that are PERFECT for busy families once the school year kicks back into high gear. I don’t know about you but I sort of love it when someone does all the research and puts it in one easy to find place for me….hey…we just might be on to something!
~Marci aka Mamamusement
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Summer Slow Cooker Lasagna With Zucchini and Eggplant
Oh My Veggies writes:
Have you ever made lasagna in your slow cooker? Up until the last few months, I was completely skeptical about the idea. I get a lot of use out of my slow cooker, especially on busy weekdays, but for pasta? I wasn’t so sure.
Now, I’m a convert. The slow cooker makes the process really simple: no boiling noodles, and no need to worry about making neat layers. It’s especially nice during the summer, since there’s no need to turn on the oven.
Find the recipe here.
Bruschetta Pasta from Savory Nothings:
- 10.5oz mini pasta shapes
- 1lb tomatoes, chopped
- Handful fresh basil, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt & pepper to tasteCook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and add back to the pot.
Add tomatoes, basil and olive oil. Toss.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.NOTES
Add one or two minced garlic cloves for some extra flavor.