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11/7/07 3:01 P

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Thanks for all these great tips everyone!

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11/5/07 11:37 A

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Excellent! Thanks!

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11/4/07 7:49 P

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Hey the new thread freezer to crockpot recipes has some ideas for preparing dishes and freezing pre cooking for the crockpot.

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11/4/07 1:12 P

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wow these are great ideas .. thanks for sharing .. emoticon

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Good suggestions here - thanks!

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10/26/07 2:57 P

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It works just as well to only fill it up part way. Actually, when I've read suggestions for slow cookers they say not to fill your crockpot to the top.
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10/26/07 2:26 P

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I get really tired of eating either a soup or some other crockpot recipe because I always seem to make too much. Sounds like a dumb question, but does it work just as well to only fill it up like half way?

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10/26/07 12:06 P

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Wow! with all the time we're saving with our slow cookers, we'll "fer sher" have time for more exercise!!!
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I haven't done any real shopping for a while but I'm suppose to get some money next month . Then i'll be able to do a big shopping. emoticon

I make some soups, a vegetable and a bean. I make about 12 to 15 servings of each between 1 and 2 cup servings.
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10/26/07 4:19 A

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I intentionally overcook in the crock pot so I can freeze meals for later. It saves time in the long run & is so convenient. I can't eat frozen dinners because there's too much sodium in them so this is my version. It's healthier & cheaper in the long run too!


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10/25/07 8:43 P

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I do that too. I have lots of food in the freezer. I make burgers, usually 8 so that takes me 4 weeks. I make Chili and then that last for 4 weeks. I cook three new meals each week and we eat out once. That means that my stash in the freezer actually last longer. Makes me happy.

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I've done my own version of "Once a Month Cooking". I cook a big pot of something and freeze in individual servings. Basically make my own Lean Cuisine. My family doesn't like casseroles so some of the Once a Month Cooking doesn't work for us.

I've been freezing peppers and such from my garden. Every time we think we are getting a freeze I get everything left and began freezing it.


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10/25/07 3:31 P

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I listened to yesterday's podcast of Focus on the Family (fotf.org) and the topic was "once a month cooking" (or something like that). Can't see myself getting as organized as these gals, but the concept was great and I got some good time-saving tips. There are certain "staple" ingredients to lots of crockpot recipies: chopped onions, green peppers, red peppers, pasta, rice (you may think of more). Whenever you're preparing one dish, go ahead and chop up a whole bunch of green peppers and freeze what you don't need in "usual-serving" amounts in ziploc bags. Down the road, when you're making another recipe, all you have to do is grab the pre-measured bag from the freezer and you're good to go. These gals actually prepared the crock pot dish but didn't cook it -- just froze it uncooked, ready to be put in the crock pot to cook when needed. That might be a useful "cooking for two" idea -- divide the uncooked batch into the amounts you'll be needing, and cook smaller meals in a smaller crock pot.
I have actually done something similar with rice: when I'm having a rice dish, I cook up a whole pot full, then measure serving sizes into the snack bags for freezing. When you're ready to use it, unzip the bag a bit, stick it in the microwave for 30 seconds and you're good to go!

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