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3/28/12 10:04 A

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Like the previous posters, I think leftovers are God's gift. I am single and cook in the largest crockpot I can get. I would go batty if I had to cook from scratch each meal each day, and dirty the kitchen and clean up the kitchen, each time.

As long as your crockpot is 50-75% full, you're good. Can you fill it 50-75% full and then freeze the rest, uncooked, for the next time you use your crockpot (if you want fresh-cooked instead of leftovers)? I haven't frozen anything in the liner bags, but I've seen others' posts that they do. Put the appropriate amt in the crockpot, and the rest in a bag for next time, which works really well for them. I'm not too keen on the crockpot bags, worried about plastic leaching into the food while it cooks; so I'd just use a regular freezer bag or container.

You can also size recipes in Allrecipes, which is really handy when you have a 6 srving recipe and want to feed 2, or a 6 srving recipe you're going to make for a family reunion and you want to know how much _____ to buy at the grocery store to feed 50. Allrecipes already has a slowcooker section, but if your recipe's not there and you can't find a similar one (I bet you can though!), then you'd have to input the recipe into Allrecipes. I would just find one in Allrecipes that is similar, then size it to 2 servings; it'll tell you how much of everything you need, except for the missing ingredients.

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3/28/12 9:39 A

I like leftovers myself so I don't have to cook every single meal. Another way to deal with leftovers is to freeze them for later use.

My guess is that the cooking time would vary on what you are cooking. Try to plug the question in a search engine.

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3/28/12 9:32 A

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I live for leftovers, myself! There are 3 of us, but our 8 yr-old doesn't eat a lot yet. I love to cook a roast or a chicken with all the veggies, then use the leftovers for fajitas, open face sandwiches, etc.

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3/28/12 7:51 A

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I have a few recipes that I would like to try, but most feed 6. Since it is just my DH & myself, how can I reduce the ingredients & know how long to cook them?


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