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Crock Pot and Freezer Meals:

Make this year a little more organized!


One of my New Year's resolutions is to make better use of time. Yea, that has been one for years. I would even like to say I am better than I used to be. But that would be a lie. I am still horrible at it. I am in need of serious intervention.

The fallout to an unorganized day always lands on dinner. This is a problem in a home where I cook from scratch and have no boxed anything or stuff in a can to eat. Because no one in my home can cook if it doesn't come from a box, or a can...except me. I really ought to fix that!

Well, I have hope this year. I have found a few good resources and am excited to try them out.

 
The first is a beautiful e-book by Stacy Myers called Crock on. You will not find canned soup or processed sugars, or white flour in the ingredients. On the other hand, the recipes do not require you to work from sun up to sun down skinning a chicken, or gathering wild herbs. They are real food recipes made easy. I am looking forward to trying Maple Sesame Chicken, Coconut Sweet Potatoes, and Creamy, Cheesy Corn....may do that one right now!!

I like how Stacy writes, she makes me giggle. And who doesn't need a few more giggles in their lives?

The second resource to help with dinner is From Your Freezer To Your Family: Back to School Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes by Stephanie Brandt Cornais.

This is a mini e-book with  6 gluten free, grain free recipes and instructions on how to assemble, and a grocery list for each dish. Every recipe is family friendly and looks absolutely delicious.

This, my husband and kids can do: Open Freezer, Pull out bag, Put in oven. I am definitely going to be setting aside a freezer cooking day. And they can all help me chop, fill and freeze.

You can get these books from Amazon. Crock On!
Or a paperback version of the full version from Ms. Cornais: From Your Freezer To Your Family: Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes

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8 comments:

  1. Nice! Thanks for the pep talk. My business is based on making everything from scratch. I also cook that way for my family. It can be time consuming if dinner has not been planned for or if my kitchen is dedicated to filling customer orders I need dinner done in a crock pot! Looks like I am ordering some new cook books!

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  2. You are one of the best cooks ever Angela. Your family is blessed at every meal!

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  3. Great article on Crock pot meals, one of our favourite modern conveniences, so nice to come home from work to smells of yummy foods though the house. Over from the train hop

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  4. I'm trying to do more crock and freezer meals, so this is perfect! I'd love it if you'd link this up at my very first linky party!
    http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/01/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-1.html

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  5. Thanks for sharing at 4 seasons blog hop. A nice crockpot convenience meal. Cheers and have a nice day.

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  6. Hi Janine! I'm stopping in from Let's Get Real today. I have Stacy's book and it is now a favorite of mine. I've made several recipes and they are all now family favorites. I've been wanting to get Stephanie's book. I'm always looking for ways to reduce my time in the kitchen so I can eat real food and keep up with my kids.

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    1. Why do they have to eat three times a day anyhow? That's what I keep wondering!

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