Sunday, October 7, 2012

i just owned pinterest!

since i was invited to join pinterest.. yes i had to be invited to join back in the day.. i have been crazy pinning and lazy doing none of it. until NOW! instead of starting with baby steps and making my pinning become a reality, i decided to go with the one pin that has been teasing for months. yep... i made SIXTEEN crockpot recipes and froze them. 2 weeks ago i did a trial period with 7 meals and after a week of amazing meals every. single. night. i decided it was time to marry this amazing idea. so i did it. i found 8 reciped, bought all of the ingredients, and spent almost 4 hours prepping.

4 hours might sound intimidating... BUT... its 4 hours, and 4 hours only. i spend a total of 2 minutes throwing everything into the crockpot in the morning and i am done. pretty awsome huh?

i found all of my recipes through pinterest... mamaandbabylove is my absolute fav!

you are going to need gallon ziplock bags to make this work. i also find that taking the meals out half an hour before i through it into the crockpot works the best.







the most important step is labelling your ziplock bags. i write the name of the recipe, anything i need to add to the bag, the cook time, and the date.


and then its time to start chopping... before i started...


after an hour&a half...


after 3 hours...

once everything is chopped, its time to fill the bags. i did a mini assembly line to fill the bags. and then i was done!! 16 dinners... in 4 hours! i stored the bags in my freezer by laying them flat.. it saves so much space.


proud of anything you accomplished thanks to pinterest?

16 comments:

  1. I NEED to do this...someday ha! This would be great for a family who just had a baby or who is sick, etc. Great job!

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  2. I've gotten a ton of awesome recipes from pinterest! Love it!

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  3. This is so awesome!! You are so right that 4 hours is nothing! I am going to try out all these recipes! Thanks for posting this!

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  4. holy crap. you are AWESOME. i so need to do this!!! thanks for linking up!!!

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  5. This is amazing!!!! I so need to try this! Way to go! That's some major organizing! And probably a big money saver too!!!

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  6. This is pretty stinking awesome! I think I'm pinning your link. Will give me inspiration!

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  7. I too have been a Pinterest member since way back when of invites! So great to see how much the sites grown over time!

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  8. I so want to do this. I'm not seeing 3 of the recipes: Lazy Day Stew, Beef Fajitas, and Chicken and Savory Chicken. Please help. Thanks :)

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  9. 1) Question: When you separate them into 2 bags... is that 2 meals or are you supposed to combine them in the crockpot for one big meal?

    2) As buddyroe said above me - 3 of the recipes are missing! I'd love to get the details for those as well.

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  10. I'm wondering the same thing as Elizabeth.

    Also, are the lentils dry or pre-cooked.

    Thanks so much!

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  11. I'm wondering the same thing as Elizabeth.

    Also, are the lentils dry or pre-cooked.

    Thanks so much!

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  12. http://www.mamaandbabylove.com/2011/11/03/flank-steak-slow-cooker-freezer-recipes/ - flank steak fajita recipe from mama and baby love. Pretty sure this is what she used.

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  13. Same here! Can't go to sleep without checking on pinterest! lotsa stuff and DIYs

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  14. Other recipes found here:

    http://www.ringaroundtherosies.net/2012/02/freezer-cooking.html

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