I bought my red potatoes at Aldi for 99 cents. Purchased there, too, was a head of cabbage for 79 cents and a bag of onions for .99. Baby carrots were on sale for .49. The cheapest corned beef right now in our area is $3.79 at Publix. Yes, with a little preplanning you can make this meal for less than expected.
For added fun, don't forget to make Irish Soda Bread on the side.
1 small bag baby carrots
1 (2 - 3 pd.) Corned Beef Brisket
1 large onion quartered
8-10 baby red potatoes, quartered and unpeeled
1 small head of cabbage sliced into 8 quarters
1 seasoning packet
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups water
Place brisket in slow cooker. Top with carrots, potatoes, and onions. Lay cabbage over top and sprinkle with seasoning packet, salt, and pepper. Cook on low 8 hours.