Chop for an Hour, Eat for a Week!

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Have you heard of “cook for a day, eat for a month”.  The idea is to spend one day cooking all your meals for the entire month and then freeze them.  I have always wanted to do this but just cannot set aside an entire day to cook, much less think of 30 different meals to make. Plus, I don’t really like the idea of having to cook things twice. First when preparing, and then after defrosting.

But then I found this idea…..

 

Freezer Crockpot Meals
 
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The best thing is that there is no pre-cooking required!!  You just chop up all the veggies and dump everything into plastic bags and put in the freezer. Label the bags with the name of the dish and the amount of time it needs to cook in the crockpot.  No need to defrost before putting in the crockpot. My husband and I spent about 1.5 hours on Sunday night chopping and I have enough meals for the entire week!!!

 
Here are the recipes that I used:
 
 
 
 
 
 
And here is my freezer.  
 
 
 
I had to use 3 bags for the Vegetable Soup because there is so much liquid.   You could easily just add the liquid without freezing it but I just wanted to have everything in one bag so I wouldn’t forget anything.  I have a habit of doing that. Like planning to make bbq chicken and sweet potatoes and not buying the sweet potatoes!
 
We had the Honey Garlic Chicken tonight and it was really good.
 
What kind of things do you do to streamline your dinner?  I love the fact that my dinner is already taken care of this week.

 

6 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this idea and the recipes. I am putting together a package (mostly recipes but also tips) for a couple who want to start cooking. I will sharing this post with them as well as a link to your website. I also plan to do this myself.

  2. Thanks for stopping by! I always love a good slower cooker recipe, I’ll have to try freezing them ahead of time. Thanks!

  3. Great job! I am truly horrible at planning dinners so I KNOW this would help me ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m your newest follower- I’d love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back if you’d like. Have a great day!
    xo,
    Laurie @ Gallamore West ๐Ÿ™‚

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