This is day one in a series of a 10 day series on Crockpot Freezer Meals that I’m doing with the iHomeschool Network. I will be updating the link list below as we progress through the 10 days. For other series topics, please look at the Autumn Blog Hopscotch with iHomeschool Network.
Day 1: You’re here.
Day 4: Foods to Avoid Cooking in Your Slow Cooker (Rerun, due to sickness)
Day 5: Slow Cooker Tips & Tricks (Rerun, due to sickness)
Day 6: Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup
My name is Sarah and I’m a Crockpot Addict. (I bet you knew that already though, right?) The truth is, I really don’t enjoy cooking. I mean, if I had nothing else to do all day, I don’t think I’d mind it so much, but cooking makes such a mess and dirties soooo many dishes. I think our family of 8 could fill the dishwasher 3 times a day. Sometimes I’m stunned by how often the kids get hungry, lol.
I used to love the idea of buying a cr0ckpot ready meal at the grocery store, but it was always so expensive compared to the amount of food you get. Our family of 8 would need 3 of those little puny bags they sell. Not to mention, the taste wasn’t always that great either. A couple of years ago, I ran across the idea of freezing meals for your slow cooker and I was hooked!
Why I Love Using Crockpot Freezer Meals
- I would no longer have to slave away in the kitchen at the last possible hour (since I procrastinate even on making dinner!).
- Our family could eat really good food that didn’t taste like it came from a bag, even though it did.
- I could prepare all of my suppers for the whole week at one time, in 1-2 hours at most.
- When life is busy, I’d still know what’s for dinner!
- I would feel less stressed.
- I’d have more time to spend with my kids or doing other things that I love.
Since I’ve been cooking this way, I’ve been compiling recipes, shopping lists and assembly instructions for you! It makes it so much easier to just print and go. Many of you, my subscribers, have already been enjoying these recipes, but if you haven’t tried them yet, let me point you in the right direction!
Crockpot Freezer Meals on Sidetracked Sarah
I’ve listed all of the individual recipes as well as each weekly menu on my Freezer to Slow Cooker page. Be sure to check all of those out, but if you want to look at the individual weeks, I’ll link to them here as well (although you can find all of these linked on the Freezer to Slow Cooker page):
Week 1: Taco Soup, Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Tacos (or taco salad), Chicken and Rice, Tater Tot Casserole, Mexican Casserole.
Week 2: Chicken & Dumplings, Chicken Pot Pie (not a crock pot recipe, but you prepare ahead for freezer), French Stew, Meat Loaf, Pasta Fagiola, Slow Cooker Pizza
Week 3: Slow Cooker Potato Soup, Roast, Potatoes & Carrots, BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, Italian Chicken, Montereys, Slow Cooker Pinto Beans
Week 4: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Easy Slow Cooker Chili, Macaroni & Cheese, Sweet & Sour Meatballs, Chicken Noodle Soup, Sloppy Joes
Week 5: Shepherd’s Pie, Mexican Beef Wraps, Beef & Veggie Soup, Crockpot Lasagna, Salsa Chicken, One Pot Italian Chicken Meal
Week 6: Honey Parmesan Pork Roast, Vegetable Beef Soup (ground beef version), Chicken Enchilada Stack, Marinara Chicken & Vegetables, New Orleans Red Beans & Rice, Easy Crockpot Meatballs (Spaghetti & Meatballs)
If you subscribe to my email list, you’ll receive a printable version of another week complete with assembly instructions and shopping list that includes the following:
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches
Garlic Lime Chicken
Tomorrow, I’m going to share another one week menu! It’ll have the very popular right now, Broccoli Cheese Soup on it!
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