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Easy Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

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In our new Crockin’ Monday video we prepared two recipes that you can freeze and then crock in your slow cooker. It’s great for those who are out of time to prep in the morning or others who need longer cook times. Find a full list of Freezer Meals here. Here are some tips for getting through organized through Crockin’!

  • TAKE TWO – Double your recipe, crock one for dinner and freeze the other half. Or while you’re preparing the recipe bag half the ingredients to mix and freeze. That way it’s in the slow cooker for days when you’re strapped for time.
  • GROCERY SHOPPING – Nicole likes to go to the grocery store once a month. She plans out her meals, makes her list, and does all the prep work for recipes. It takes time, but saves it in the long run, plus it keeps you feeling sane and organized!
  • PREP – Brown all the hamburger meat you’ll need for recipes on your meal plan and bag by the pound for future recipes. You can even freeze your chopped veggies.
  • PROP – Lay flat in freezer to stack and save space. Place in microwave or run under warm water to defrost and then break into pieces and place into slow cooker.
  • MEMBER TIP – “I love your videos! I just watched the freezer cooking video. I wanted to give you a tip for filling your freezer bags that works well for me. I put a gallon size freezer bag into a large, empty coffee can. It fits on there like a trash bag fits in your trash can. I then have a large opening to get my food into the bag and it doesn’t get into the zipper closure. Works like a charm! Thanks for all the great recipes!” -  Shannon Garrett