26.5.12

my post-baby frozen crock pot dinners


After making these I realized they were really hard to get into the crockpot once they were frozen flat. I suggest letting the ingredients bunch up so they will fit into the crockpot frozen so you dont have to break pieces off to get it to fit. made 8 full crock pot dinners most feeding up to 3-4 people. I want cooking to be totally hassle free when the baby comes and I don't want to spend tons of money eating out and eating unhealthy take out food. I also didn't want my husband to come home after a long day at work and have to cook if I was too tired. The prep took me about an hour and a half but now I have 8 full dinners that I can just throw into the crock pot and have ready to go for us. 
I took a few recipes I found online and adjusted them a little. I'm excited to see how they all turn out! 
Also, each of these dinners have tons of vegetables and good meat and potatoes and each one came out to about 6$ per dinner! Crazy!



Teriyaki Chicken (2 Bags) Makes 2 dinners, I just made one bag
  • Split a large bag of Baby Carrots between the 2 bags
  • Cut Red Onion into Large Chunks and split between the 2 bags
  • (1) 20oz can pineapple in each bag (undrained)
  • (2) Garlic Cloves chopped per bag
  • (2) Chicken Breasts in each bag
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce in each bag
*Add 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce to mixture. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours. Serve over Rice.

Healthy BBQ Chicken (2 Bags) Makes 2 dinners but I just made 1 bag
  • (2) Green Peppers Cut into Slices split between 2 bags
  • (1) Red Pepper Cut into Slices-split between bags
  • (1) Zucchini Chopped and split between bags
  • (3) Onions Chopped and split between bags
  • (6) Red Potatoes Chopped and split between bags (you can also use Sweet Potatoes)
  • (4) Garlic Cloves Chopped & Split Between bags
  • (4) Chicken Breasts Split between bags (I cut each breast in half again)
  • (1/2) TBSP Quick Cooking Tapioca per bag
  • (1) 15 oz can of Tomato Sauce Split Between bags
  • (1) TBSP of Brown Sugar per bag
  • (1) TBSP Worcestershire per bag
  • (1) TBSP Mustard per Bag
  • (1/4) tsp Salt per bag
Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours. Serve over Rice or Egg Noodles.


Stephanie's Goulash/Beef Stew (2 Bags) Makes 2 dinners but I just made one bag
  • (1) Green Pepper Chopped split between bags
  • (1) Chopped Onion per bag
  • (2) Carrots Chopped per bag
  • (2) Chopped Garlic Cloves per bag
  • (3) Ibs Beef Stew Meat Split Between Bags
  • (1) 6oz can Tomato Paste per bag
  • (2) tsp Paprika per bag
  • (1/4) tsp Black Pepper per bag
*Cook for 4 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW in a slow cooker. Add (1/2) Cup of Sour Cream about 10 minutes prior to serving. Serve over Egg Noodles.

CROCKPOT FLANK STEAK
Makes 4-6 servings
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown steak in oil. Transfer to crockpot. In the same skillet, sauté onion for a minute or two. Gradually add the water. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Pour over the flank steak. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours or until the meat is tender. Slice meat and serve with the onion and pan juices.These are the directions from the original recipe. I just took all the ingredients and put them in a bag and froze them and then I’m going to just throw it all into the crockpot. Seemed easier.
1 flank steak (about 1-1/2 lbs.), cut in half if you have a small Crock pot
1 Tbsp. oil
1 large onion, sliced
1/3 cup water
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies
add 3 red potatoes chopped
add 1 red bell pepper
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper



SOUTHWESTERN TURKEY
Makes 6 servings
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1-1/2 lbs. Turkey breast tenderloins, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1 small green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook turkey in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Place turkey in a slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over turkey. Cover and cook on low heat for about 6 hours or until turkey is no longer pink in center. These are the directions from the original recipe. I just took all the ingredients and put them in a bag and froze them and then I’m going to just throw it all into the crockpot. Seemed easier.

Brown Sugar Chicken
  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, I did 4
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Sprite (I will add this once I add everything to the crockpot)
  • 2/3 cup Vinegar
  • 3 cloves smashed and chopped garlic
  • 2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • add 1 chopped yam and ½ bag of baby carrots
Add all ingredients to Gallon Size Freezer Bag, except for the Sprite.  When you are ready to cook this, put all ingredients into a crockpot, add the sprite and let cook for 3-4 hours on high.
Honey Garlic Chicken
  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breats, I used 4
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, smashed and chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Basil (I used Fresh)
  • 1/2 cup  Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • add red bell pepper chopped
Add all ingredients to Gallon Size Freezer Bag.  When you are ready to cook this, put all ingredients into a crockpot and let cook for 3-4 hours on high.
BBQ Chicken
  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breats, I used 4
  • Chopped Green Pepper
  • Chopped White Onion
  • 3 red potatoes chopped
  • BBQ Sauce, I used Sweet Baby Rays (but use whatever you have in your stockpile). I just poured it in generously.
Combine all ingredients in a Gallon Size Freezer Bag. When you are ready to cook this, put all ingredients into a crockpot and cook for 3-4 hours on high.