Here’s a super simple way to make a very flavorful Roast in your crockpot. It great for Fall and winter since it has cranberries. Not only do they add a harvesty feal to your meel, but also provide a nice sweetness to the roast. In addition, they are very frugal since you can get a can of cranberries at Aldis for just 89 cents.
In fact, except for the roast itself which I got at Shop N Save during a 2 Day Super Saver Sale and had stored in my freezer, all the items in the crcokpot were from Aldis. That’s because the remaining items were spices or bouillon cubes which sell for 99 cents for the whole bottle. Using those spices, I replaced a packet of Onion soup mix.
A Frugal and Simple Roast made with Cranberry Sauce and seasonings.
Author: The Coupon High
3 lb Beef Roast
4 beef bouillon cubes
2½ TBSP Onion Flakes
1 tsp onion powder
⅛ tsp ground black pepper
1 Can Whole Cranberry Sauce
½ cup water
Place bouillon cubes, Onion Flakes, Onion Powder and Black Pepper in bottom of Crockpot
Set Roast on top. Mine was frozen
Spoon Cranberry sauce on top of Roast
Add ½ cup water to crockpot.
Turn on High and Cook for 6 hours. Your time will vary if you are started with a defrosted roast. If you want to cook on low, cook defrosted roast for 8-10 hours.
Before serving take out roast and pour sauce into sauce pan. Add water flour mixture to thicken into gravy. Bring to boil and turn to low until thickened.
As seen in the picture above, I served this on some leftover French Bread (I had got at SamsI had with some simple greens on the side.
Amazingly, I had enough roast leftover to make a whole other meal. I just diced up the leftover meat and then pulled out some frozen pie shells I had picked up awhile ago from Bottom Dollar for $1 each. Next I added some frozen beans and peas and raw diced carrots and 1/2 can of Progresso Mushroom soup to each pie and we had 2 great Beef pot pies.
Here’s a breakdown of cost for both meals that fed 7 people
Cranberry Roast Costs
Cranberry Sauce 89¢
Seasonings for Onion Soup Mix 30 cents
French Bread 70 cents
Kale Salad $1
Beef Pot Pie Additional Costs
Pie Crusts $2
1/2 bag each Frozen Peas and Beans 88 cents
Carrots 20 cents
Progresso Soup 50 cents
Total Cost for Both Meals $14.47. That made it $1 per person, per night for two hearty beef dinners. Shopping around and having a stockpile certainly helped save money. In addition, I didn’t throw away extra money by using my leftovers before they went bad.
It’s the last day of September and that means that some printable coupons will be disappearing or resetting at the end of the day.
Here are the one’s scheduled to disappear from Coupons.com. If they have a ** next to them, they are items included in the Giant Eagle 10/2/14 to 10/8/14 sales. So if the item interests you, print them NOW.
I’ll admit Fall is not my favorite season, but one thing I do like about it is Apple Cider. However, I don’t like paying $5.99 that Giant Eagle is charging for it.
So I was really happy and could start “celebrating” Fall today when I found Apple Cider at Aldis today for only $2.99. That’s a $3 savings.
That wasn’t the only great Fall Find I got today though.
Another item that shouts Fall is Pumpkin Puree and all the yummies you can make with it. I checked at Giant Eagle the other day and a can of Pumpkin Puree went for $1.88. That was a bit beyond my budget. Aldis came to the rescue and had a similar size can of 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree for just 89 cents. That’s $1 savings per can. I stocked up and bought 8 today.
Another favorite Fall and Winter item in our home (especially with my daughters) is Canned Cranberries. I didn’t check these out at Giant Eagle, but at Bottom Dollar a can of Cranberries was $1.49. At Aldis they were just.89 cents. This is 60 cents savings from Bottom Dollar.
Finally, I picked up the Squash the was on sale at Aldis for $1.49 each and 99 cents each. Considering that the price at Bottom Dollar is 99 cents/pound this is a great deal. Especially when the size of the Aldis Squash was equal to the Bottom Dollar squash and they each weigh far more then one pound.
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