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6/4/09 12:47 A

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I batch cook because I send meals with my hubby (he works away from home). I also send meals to my kids so they have mom's home cooked meals sometimes. I freeze my own meals because if I get busy with life I have no excuses not to eat healthy. I cook 8-10 pounds of chicken breast at a time. Some shake and bake. Some cut up and cooked with just salt, pepper and garlic. I use those to top salads or for quesadillas or tacos. I also do brown rice with cabbage, mushrooms, onions, black beans and spices. I add whatever veggies are in the fridge and sometimes a can of corn and peas. Soups are great frozen. I freeze twice baked potatoes. You bake them, scoop out the inside, mash it with a bit of cheese and light sour cream or milk and some veggies and spices, whatever you like...then bake again with a bit of cheese on top. Then you cool and freeze. They are yummo. I have also froze pulled pork. Most pastas with sauces freeze really well too. Good luck with the surgery and please keep us posted on how you are doing. Hugs.

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5/30/09 10:51 A

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Welcome to the team! You are very wise to plan ahead and use your crockpot to help you. I hope your surgery goes well and you are back on your feet quickly.

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5/30/09 6:10 A

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Thanks Carol, some really good suggestions and some lovely caring vibes.
I have also batch cooked brown rice, but in the oven, in the roasting pan, and then frozen it by the cup portion. another good idea to stock up.



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5/30/09 2:44 A

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Post before you go in, and during followup if you have computer access, so those of us who pray can pray for you.

Here's a book I love and recommend, it has nothing to do with a crockpot though. It's great for new mothers, chronic conditions and convalesences, strokes, rehab, etc. I tell pregnant mothers in my church & neighborhood, if you'll buy the stuff on the grocery list (grocery list is in the book) I'll make meals for a month for you. It's a real lifesaver for them.
www.amazon.com/Once-Month-Cooking-Mi
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Look at the book and book contents electronically on Amazon; then you can search for cheaper copies online, or in your public library.

Also similar to your mashed potato idea, I batchcooked brown rice (stovetop), two times, made two different flavors, chicken herb & cilantro lime. Scooped half-cup-measuring-cup scoops into sandwich bags, and filled up a ziploc freezer bag with the sandwich bags. Works great, I use the individual portions for a side or in burritos and TexMex, etc.

Also every time frozen veggies (freggies) go on sale during the month of June, you should stock up while cleaning out your freezer during June, and while using up the contents during June. Freggies are nutritious and fuss-free; no peeling, dicing, slicing, etc. Also in Mimi's book above, she has make-ahead lasagnas, etc.

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5/30/09 2:03 A

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Hi there, I have just joined this team as I have just bought a large slow cooker.
I have surgery coming up in July and I'm doing batch cooking to freeze pre-prepared meals for while I'm in Hospital and afterwards too.
I am loving the recipes I see here, I will be doing casseroles, stews, lasagna, and Pastas,
And I will also do a large batch of cooked mashed potato and freeze single portions in cling-wrap.

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