7 Meals in 1 Hour Slow Cooker Crockpot Freezer Meals. Save money by prepping, bagging and freezing 7 delicious slow cooker meals in 1 hour.
Get your slow cookers ready ladies & gentlemen, as we present our latest journey into freezer meals. Introducing: 7 Meals in 1 Hour Slow Cooker Crockpot Freezer Meals! Yup, we’re at it again! You might be familiar with our previous 2 posts: “40 Meals in 4 Hours” and “20 Meals in 2 Hours“, both of these have been tried around the world and viewed by millions! Everyone loves the ease of prepping/bagging/freezing/slow cooking a variety of meals.
This go around I took the plunge! I was somewhat intimidated even though I know first hand how this process has helped friends of mine. Helped them how? Saved them money by not eating out, grabbing pizza, ordering carry-out. We’ve all had those days where you just look at the calendar & cringe, so the beauty of dumping the contents of a freezer bag into the slow cooker in the morning & being done…there’s definitely an appeal to it. So what intimidated me? I have a small work area in my kitchen and a small amount of freezer space. I knew there was absolutely no way I could tackle one of the larger 40 Meal or 20 Meal preps, let alone find freezer space for all those meals.
This past January in Michigan the weather forecasters started predicting a little weather episode approaching us called a Polar Vortex. Basically they were alerting us that arctic temperatures were coming & would be hovering for a week or so bringing us wind chills in the -30 degree range. That’s when I decided to try my own “mini” version! There was no way I wanted to be out unnecessarily during this bitter cold snap. I could prep/bag/freeze/slow cook my way though the week & stay warm in toasty in my house! And it worked awesomely!
I will say I’m fairly organized, I don’t like a messy kitchen while I’m working away and had all of my ducks in a row so to speak before I began. But with that said, it took me 52 MINUTES…yes you read that correctly 52 MINUTES to prep and bag 7 meals for my family! I was lucky enough that morning to have zero distractions, my children were out with my husband and I had my game face on. Didn’t answer the phone, return texts, check Facebook…nope I worked away until I had accomplished my goal!
7 Meals in 1 Hour!!!
What I will not specifically outline is how much these “7 Meals in 1 Hour” cost me to prepare. I will roughly say $10 a bag. Costs will vary from person to person, region to region and will depend heavily on the products you choose, your pantry supply and sales you may encounter. I was thrilled with the results and encourage you to give it a try if you want to start small, have limited space or are on a tight budget. Below are the recipes I used, click the link above each one to go directly to that post.