Make 20 Meals in 2 Hours Slow Cooker Freezer Meals. They will be ready to pop into the crock pot! No more worries about what’s for dinner!
Ever since Katie did the original 40 Meals in 4 hours I have been determined to try slow cooker/freezer meals for my family. I have to be honest – it took some planning for me (I’m usually a fly by the seat of my pants dinner scheduler!). But, once I sat down and made my lists – this was so easy and it has been so helpful! Between soccer practice, work, kids homework – these meals have been a life saver! I highly recommend them. Hope you like them as much as I do!
I chose to do 20 meals in 2 hours versus the 40 in 4. The 20 meals was the perfect amount for my family to have dinner for about a month (between left overs and the occasional pizza night!).
I found it easiest to make 2 of each meal. 10 different meals = 20 meals. When I had to mix ingredients together I did it in one bowl. If it was something that really needed to be measured and equal I used a measuring cup to fill the bags. I also specifically chose meals that didn’t require cutting meat 🙂 I bought meat already cut.
The second thing I did was start my stock pile of meats early. I refuse to buy any meat that is not on sale. So I had some of the meat already in bags in my freezer – all I had to do was add the rest of the ingredients right into the bag, label and pop it bag into the freezer. Easy!
I pre-chopped a 3 pound bag of onions and a bunch of garlic. Those were really the only veggies that I was freezing (besides carrots but I did those on demand). This saved me some time as I could just go to the chopped and throw into the bag. Other than that I made them 1 meal (well really 2) at a time!
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- Lemon and Garlic Chicken x 2
- Chicken & Gravy x 2
- Fiesta Chicken Soup x2
- Pepper Steak x 2
- Cubed Steak & Carrots x2
- Balsamic Steak x 2 (did NOT freeze the pasta part of this recipe!)
- Chicken & Dumplings x 2
- Marinated London Broil x 2
- Honey Romano Pork Chops x 2
- Green Chili Pork Tacos x 2
I always have microwave steamed veggies or rice on hand to make these meals truly easy! Dinner can be that easy!
Here’s a link to the shopping list that I have come up with!