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28 September 2012

Slow cooker freezer meals.

I've spent the past few months pinning slow cooker freezer meals on Pinterest. 

Monday, while I was thawing ten pounds of pork loin to repackage, I figured there was no better time than the present to try making some meals. 

Here's the cast of characters:

 I gathered up Ziploc baggies, pork loin, garlic, oil, cornstarch, ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, ground cloves and pepper.

The most time consuming part was cubing the pork loin.  After that it was simply label the bag (I added the cooking instructions on it with a Sharpie), dump in the ingredients, remove the air and seal. 

I was able to finish six meals in under thirty minutes....despite three phone calls and this:

Here's what I ended up with.....as well as my minimal mess:

Not too shabby.  If you include my clean up time - putting things away and loading the dishwasher - it's still under forty minutes. 

Here are the links to the recipes I used:
Homemaking on the Homestead
Sweet surprise Iowa chops


Tracey said...

I need to do some pork meals. Thanks for the recipes.

Maria said...

i'm always looking for new crock pot recipes, especially pork! Going to copy these...thanks!!

Rachel E. said...

I never thought to do it that way. Great idea to buy a large piece of meat and bag it.

Charli said...

I always wait until whole pork loins are on sale for under $2/#. Then I usually have one cut by the butcher into chops and leave the other one whole. I'll usually chop it into 3-4 roast. Apparently, I was busy this shopping day b/c I found the whole 10 pounds in it's original package from the store. You'll have days like that....