And the Winner of the Slow Cooker + Menus is…….

I bet you already forgot about the slow cooker giveaway didn’t you?  It’s only been about a month ago that I asked you to fill out that survey.  It was  for a chance to win a slow cooker and recipe book package.  Well….it took me a while, but I have FINALLY picked a winner!  I used, to keep it completely fair (and there was over 600 entries).


The winning number was 216!  I didn’t get names with the survey, but I did get an email.  I won’t be giving the winner’s email address away to everyone out here, but I’ll give you part of it… case it’s you and you didn’t get my email yet…..


If your email looks similar to this (filling in the stars with the correct letters/numbers), you are the winner!  Congratulations!!  




Random.Org results


She won this slow cooker and ebook package:


Survey Giveaway



I wish I had 665 more slow cookers that I could afford to give away to all of you, but unfortunately, I’d be completely bankrupt, lol…but….you can still take advantage of the weekend sale that we have going on right now.


For the first time and likely the last time for this bundle all together, my friends Tabitha from and Sharla from The Chaos and the Clutter have teamed up with me to offer you some amazing cookbooks and recipes!  All of my ebooks are included in this bundle, that means, you’ll get Weeks 1-8, plus my Walmart menu, plus Sharla’s Chicken Dump recipes and Tabitha’s Oven Free Dinners and more!  Seriously, this is the last day to get in on this great sale….so get it before this combination of books goes away forever!  You can read more about the sale here:


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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe


Before I get started with this amazing recipe, I wanted to make sure you’ve seen the weekend sale!  It’s only lasting until Monday, so I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to get into this great sale!  Get all of my crockpot freezer meals one week meal plans, plus some additional ebooks thrown into the mix by my friends Tabitha of and Sharla of The Chaos and the Clutter.  We’re talking chicken dump recipes, oven free dinners and more!  They’re all to help YOU get YOUR meal times under control, so you can enjoy life a little more!  We don’t need to be stressed and overworked around dinner time.  You get 14 ebooks worth $49 for only $15.  A great deal for saving meal times!  Click the picture below to read more about it.  The sale only lasts until Monday night.


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I am a big fan of chicken parmesan!  I don’t know why it never dawned on me to make it in my slow cooker …. until recently, that is.  I think it’s because I felt like it should be fried.  I mean, normally it is, right? Or at least breaded and baked.  Well, this time, I breaded it and I slow cooked it and the chicken had a great texture and taste.  It was so good, everyone kept wanting to go back for seconds, but there weren’t any.  I think I turned away 4 kids, sharing the bad news that mom didn’t make extras this time.  I realized I could have made the whole 3 pound bag for our family of 9 (maybe even a full 6 pounds lol).  It’s OK though.  We didn’t overeat this way!


Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe


Chicken Parmesan Recipe for the Slow Cooker



1 egg
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese + more for sprinkling
2-3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts (enough for your family)
1 Jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
Cheese (to top with – whatever you keep on hand, normally it’s mozzarella)




I started by cracking an egg into a bowl and mixing it up well.  Next, I mixed a half cup of parmesan cheese with a cup of Italian bread crumbs.  I drizzled a small amount of olive oil in the bottom of the slow cooker and swished it around until it covered the whole bottom of the slow cooker.  Then, I dredged the thawed chicken breast in the egg first, followed by the bread crumb mixture.


Chicken Parmesan in the Slow Cooker


Last, I placed the chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.  I then poured a small amount of spaghetti sauce on each piece of chicken and sprinkled it with parmesan cheese.  (Believe it or not, I usually just use the canned parmesan cheese and not the fresh because I always seem to have it on hand.)


Chicken Parmesan Recipe for the Slow Cooker


Chicken Parmesan 2


I cooked it on high for 3.5 hours, but you could easily cook it on low for 7-8 hours if you prefer.  When each piece was put on the plate, I put a small amount of Colby-Jack cheese over the top so that it would melt while it was still hot.


Crockpot Chicken Parmesan


We were out of any kind of noodles but Macaroni, so I cooked some up and added the rest of the spaghetti sauce to it, making a nice side dish for the chicken.  Of course, a tossed salad goes nicely with this meal, too.


**Please note:  If you are sensitive to textures, you may enjoy this meal more if you go ahead and fry the chicken a little in a skillet first to get the crispy edges.  The breading was slightly mushy in some places.  It’s nothing I minded (and my husband who is a lot more sensitive to textures, didn’t complain either),  but I wanted to throw that out there for those who are a little more texture sensitive.  Me?  I prefer less steps when it comes to using my slow cooker, so in most cases, when it says to brown my meat first, I just don’t (unless it’s ground beef).


Freezer to Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. Place the amount of chicken your family needs in a gallon size freezer safe bag.
  2. Place the bread crumb mixture into a smaller quart size bag.
  3. Staple or tape 2 bags together, label and freeze.
  4. On cooking day, thaw meat in microwave (or the night before).
  5. Follow instructions in the original recipe above.

How to Make Chicken Parmesan in the Slow Cooker Crockpot



Family Meal Bundle: Weekend Flash Sale


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Family meal time is one of the most important things you can do for your family. Sharing healthy meals around the table together, spending time preparing and planning together – it’s not only quality family time, but you are passing on habits that will positively impact their lives for years to come.


The reality of planning, shopping and preparing hearty meals that everyone loves, night after night . . . well, in realistic application . . . can feel like a pipe dream!


We get it!


We are real moms, raising real families – balancing home, work, school and events – just like you. We’ve seen the need for having snacks, meal plans, and shopping lists on hand. We’ve created money saving, efficient, well-rounded meals and put them together in easy to follow formats to help you from the store to the table.


Within this Family Meal Bundle, you’ll learn to create Crockpot Freezer Meals ahead of time that, when it comes time to cook – require emptying a bag and flipping a switch on the crockpot. You’ll find a $250 grocery meal plan (shopping at Walmart) that with 3 hours of prep time, will prepare your family an entire month of meals! There are fun and healthy snacks, mix recipes from scratch, tips on family nutrition for picky eaters, and great for summer – no oven recipes. Additionally, you’ll be introduced to quick, easy and frugal, chicken dump recipes.


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In the Slow Cooker – Freezer Meals from Sarah Robinson of Sidetracked Sarah, you’ll find 8 Weeks of complete Slow Cooker Freezer Meals - regularly valued at $23.92 – along with her Walmart shopping list ($4.99 Value) with $250 of groceries for a month of meals!


The Sidetracked Sarah package alone is valued at $28.91 . . . but we aren’t done.


Sidetracked Sarah Slow Cooker Meals


Tabitha Philen of Meet Penny has included 4 of her favorite meal planning recipe books valued at $13.96.


You’ll learn tips from moms like you, who have picky eaters in Picky Eaters & Family Nutrition, get fun and healthy Bentos Bags & Boxes (lunch and snack ideas), Easy Oven-Free Recipes and a wonderful Cooking from Scratch with Homemade Mixes – recipe book that will increase the health quota of the food that hits your family table.


Meet Penny ebooks for family meals

Sharla from The Chaos and the Clutter  Shares a wonderful collection (normally $7.00) packed with some 25 Delicious Chicken Dump Recipes!

What is a chicken dump? It involves only a few simple steps, gather ingredients, label bags, open bags, fill bags with chicken, add ingredients, seal and freeze – until ready for the crockpot or skillet!  Sharla saves you even more money by using simple, healthy ingredients and spices, much of which you will probably have on hand.

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Begins Friday, Feb. 13th & ends Monday, Feb 16th at Midnight.

Get your exclusive discount using the link in the banner below & save BIG while getting organized, frugal and healthy at the family table!

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