Saturday, August 4, 2012

Freezer Meals!

So this is my first try at making freezer Crock Pot meals and I am pretty excited about it! I found a few recipes on Pinterest that sounded delicious and EASY!! That was pretty important for me...the easy part. I don't get much time to be in the kitchen prepping food when I have a toddler running around so I needed something I could quickly put together and also something that would be easy when it was time to cook. So here we are with two freezer meals that I prepped today while Brayden was napping. (P.S. you will need gallon freezer bags!)

Teriyaki Chicken (2 bags)
-1 large bag of baby carrots split between the two bags
-1 red onion cut into large chunks and split between two bags
-2, 20 oz. cans of chunk pineapple, one can in each bag (undrained)
-4 garlic cloves, chopped (2 cloves in each bag)
-4 chicken breasts (2 in each bag)
-1 cup teriyaki sauce (1/2 cup in each bag)
*When ready to cook, place bag in refrigerator the night before and then add 1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce to the bag and place in Crock Pot. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Serve over rice.

I made sure to write the name of the food and the directions on the bag before filling and placing it in the freezer! Now even the hubby could make this!

Healthy BBQ Chicken (2 bags)
-2 green peppers, sliced and split between the two bags
-1 red pepper, sliced and split between the two bags
-1 zucchini, chopped and split between the two bags
-3 yellow onions, chopped and split between the two bags
-6 red potatoes, chopped and split between the two bags
-4 garlic cloves, chopped and split between the two bags (do we see a pattern here?!?!)
-4 chicken breasts, 2 in each bag
-1/2 TBSP Quick Cooking Tapioca in each bag
-1, 15 oz. can tomato sauce split between the two bags
-1 TBSP brown sugar in each bag
-1 TBSP Worcestershire in each bag
-1 TBSP mustard in each bag
-1/4 tsp salt in each bag
*Cooking: high for 4 hours, low for 8 hours. Serve over rice or egg noodles. (Again, place bag in the refrigerator the night before to thaw it out a bit and so you aren't trying to get a frozen solid square into an oval Crock Pot!!)

I am so excited about these two simple meals and I can't wait to try more freezer Crock Pot meals! P.S. I am in no way credited with these recipes. I found these on Pinterest and you can go to the link by clicking here! There are also three more freezer Crock Pot meals on her blog post which I plan on trying very soon! Also, if you have any links or Crock Pot cooking suggestions, please leave them in a comment below! I love trying new recipes!

1 comment:

Simone Iantorno said...

Finally getting a chance to catch u on reading your blog! I love these freezer meals! Thanks for sharing! You are missed but I love that u get otcspend the day with your adorable boy!

Hope to see u soon!