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Multi-Tasking Timers

Money Saving Tip of the Month (featured column)
submitted by Melissa Martinez

I wanted a programmable Crock pot for Christmas. One of those big fancy ones with all the bells and whistles. So when my children asked me what I wanted, I told them in front of my husband (who would buy it for them to give to me).

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He in turn gave my sister $40 and thought it would be enough. Well, my sister got me a nice BIG Crock pot with a lovely removable stoneware dish. She spent the $40 and it was not programmable. She said those things were more expensive and they were out of stock. I was upset but did not show it to my family; they did try!

So, as I went later in the week to the "after-Christmas" sales to buy cheap wrapping paper for next year, I noticed they had Christmas tree timers on sale.

Well there was my answer to a programmable Crock pot, buy a Christmas tree timer and set the time you want your Crock pot to turn on and then turn off. Your meal is done without over cooking.

Now I have my own programmable Crock pot and I can use my old small Crock pot for side dishes with my method for programming!!!

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