Crock pot or Slow Cooker, whatever you call it, it is essential to an organized mom! (Ok, there are some who may be able to make a home-cooked meal from scratch every night because they are just THAT GOOD at this mom/wife thing, but I need the crock pot!) I put together 7 favorite crock pot recipes and an essential freezer storage tip that helps me meal plan more efficiently. It is so simple but so helpful and costs nothing to use.
Even before the twins were born, I started using the crockpot more regularly. I would double my recipes so I could have meals stored in the freezer for after their birth. That was essential..and still is! I love my weeks of grabbing leftover meals out of the freezer.
I found a few favorite recipes that I want to share with you. They all double easily, freeze really well (in fact they taste better after frozen) and they are versatile. You can use the leftovers in new ways so no one gets bored.
My simple freezer storage tip to help with meal planning will reduce the use of plastic zip-top bags. That saves us money and helps reduce our waste.
After looking around Pinterest, I created a board just for crock pot/slow cooker recipes. It is my go-to for helping keep my meal planning more streamlined. Dinner prep time is less stressful.
Slow Cooker and Crock Pot Recipes
(This recipe makes a ton! It will last a long time.The veggies cook down to nothing, so even picky eaters won’t have a problem because the vegetables are hidden.)
(Total comfort meal. So good!)
Rustic Italian Beef Ragu – Vikalinka
(This is amazing as pasta sauce, for lasagna or even as baby food-yep, I just pureed it and it was a complete meal for the twins when they were in the baby food stage.)
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Ultimate Slow Cooker Recipe List
It is organized by type of dish (pork, chicken, beef, pasta) which is so helpful if your family has certain food preferences or allergies.
FREEZER STORAGE TIP
Enjoy your time at home!
Melissa Matters says
Ooo…I see some amazing recipes I'd like to try! Thai chicken sounds really good.
It is really good! I bet you will find a few here that will be new favorites.
Kimberly Lewis says
Oh my…great post! I always get so excited to see what you have brought to the party! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls