Monday, August 26, 2013

Pinterest Project: 8 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 1 Hour

I'm sure many of you have seen the pin "8 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 1 Hour."  This was so appealing to me since my time with Jack after work is precious.  I hate spending that time cooking dinner when I've been gone from him all day. 




I have never made a Pinterest recipe...I'm not much of a cook (that's an understatement), but this one called me. 

This post from SixSistersStuff.com includes everything from the 8 recipes, to a shopping list and suggested sides. 

This past weekend I was determined.  I grocery shopped on Saturday for all of the meat, produce and ingredients I didn't already have.

Sunday after Church while Jack was napping and Jason was watching football, I put it all together!  I will say that instead of 1 hour, it took me almost 2 hours (cleanup included).  I'm sure the next time I do it, I'll be quicker.  I would also recommend doing it with a partner if possible.  That would drastically make things move quicker. 



The night before I gathered all of the ingredients together and labeled the freezer bags

On prep day I bagged all of the meat first

All done!  You just dump the ingredients in with the meat and freeze.

I now have 8 meals stored in my freezer ready to go!  I plan to do blog post followups to let you know how the actual meals turned out.  So stay tuned...we are eating this first one tonight: BBQ Spareribs.

Has anyone else tried this or other Pinterest Freezer meals??  Follow me on Pinterest so we can share recipes!

7 comments:

  1. I made a new beef and bean enchilada recipe last night that makes a great freezer meal. I'm going to blog it soon but it was SO easy. My tomatillo enchilada stack recipe is also a great freezer meal. I always double the recipe when I make it so there is a pan to stick in the freezer.

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    1. Yummy! I'm looking forward to trying the beef and bean enchilada recipe!!! Great idea to double the recipe and freeze half.

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  2. Ok. You've inspired me to finally use my crock pot. I begged for one for Christmas 2 years ago, and have used it only *drumroll please* ONCE. For some reason it intimidates me? But my husband and I work opposite shifts, so making up some easy freezer meals would be perfect! :)

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    1. That's so funny because I was the same way with my crock pot for years! Heres to us getting some use out of them!

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  3. Okay, I am dying to try this!! Anxious to hear what you think of the recipes! Truth be told, I'm not a great cook and love anything that's quick, simple and doesn't keep me in the kitchen for hours! :)

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    1. Hey Darci! Truth be told, I'm not either! I just posted about 2 of the meals that we tried this week. We have a friend in common...Vanessa from Sunflower State of Mind! She is a member of the Pi Phi Houston Alum club with me. Small world!

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  4. I will definitely need to check this out and will be reading to see what you think!

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