So now that fall has arrived - I'm all about the crock pot. I use it at least once a week - and I'm always looking for ways I can have dinner ready when I get home. Cooking after work is just too much for my schedule at times.
Thanks to Pinterest - you can find tons of crock pot recipes - then I started to see the Crockpot FREEZER recipes! This is my new obsession. I bookmarked a bunch of recipes and tried to find ones I thought we'd like best and that I could handle. I decided to start small and found a blog called This Lady's House that had the recipes, shopping list and instructions - it made it really easy for a first-timer.
It's a little daunting - there's shopping, chopping, packaging, labeling and some cooking. I got my lists in order and then I set aside everything that would be added on the day of cooking and put those items into bags first.
Then I just started going one recipe at a time and getting through the recipes. Some of them suggest doing all the meat - then all the veggies, etc... but being on my own - I decided to just do a recipe at a time so I could pace myself.
Some of the recipes I could clearly tell would be more than enough for just the two of us - so I split a few into 2 bags. But all in all - it was pretty fun - especially when I filled the freezer with 10 meals!
Some of them had a bag for the freezer and a bag for the canned goods. I found I needed to package up the canned goods at the same time to make sure I had them when the whim hit me for the recipe.
This was my favorite so far - the Sausage and Bean Supper. Larry's not a big fan of sausage - but even he liked it. It was so warm and hearty - I threw in some canned mushrooms as well since I'm a big fan. I think the honey really added a lot - you could just taste this extra little bit of sweetness - man I wish I had this in the crockpot right now!
Pork and veggies - looks tasty!
I think this is the slow cooker pizza that I haven't tried yet - but it looks good too!
And here's what it looks like to have a freezer full of recipes! 10 bags of dinners! Woohoo!
I just found another set from Six Sisters that I'm really excited to try - these don't have any canned things you have to save back - even simpler!
Have you tried these crockpot freezer meals? What are some of your favorite crock pot recipes?