Anyway, it took me about an hour or so to prep 4 meals and 2 servings of Italian flavored hamburger meat and clean up the mess. So I essentially have 6 meals in the freezer ready to be put in the crockpot in the morning and eaten when I get home. I had seen some pins on pinterest about the idea of freezer cooking. I did a search and then followed the pins to some great blogs. Ring around the Rosies was the blog I found the best information from. Here is the link to her first post on freezer cooking. She has about 4 different posts with a variety of recipes including some toddler friendly ones. I chose 4 of her recipes that I thought sounded good and went from freezer to crockpot. Her recipes make 2 meals but I halved them. I wanted to make sure I liked the recipe before making 2 of them.
- Teriayaki Chicken(I changed it to sweet and sour chicken)
- Sausage and Peppers
- Newleywed Beef Tips
- Cilantro Lime Chicken
- Italian Ground beef
Here are the ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of pineapple juice (I buy a 6 pack of the small cans of pineapple juice and use 1 can.)
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of white vinegar
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with water.
I added the meat last to the baggies and then they were ready to go.