• Sixty Versions of Crazy!

    Friday, June 8, 2012


    This way of cooking seems to be all the rave, and of course wanting to keep up with all the rave, I decided to join the brilliant craziness! I followed links from pinterest to three or four different web sites each  posting of the genius of putting up a life supply of crockpot meals. Wanting to join the madness I printed a slew of recipes went shopping and burrowed into the kitchen for one solid day of chopping, mixing and storing sixty meals. Preparing large amounts of meals on one day is not foreign to me, growing up in a large family putting 12-30 meals in the freezer in one day was pretty common. Crock pot meals are taking this concept to a whole new economic direction. There is no pre-cooking needed, just chop, mix, assemble, and freeze, wonderful!    

    It took two ladies (myself and a very sweet young lady I hired to help grocery shop, chop, mix, assemble, and wash dishes)  

    It took two ladies seven hours

    We accomplished 60 freezer meals


    12 Beef Soup

    8 Chile

    8Teriyaki Chicken

    8 Healthy BBQ Chicken

    6 Galosh

    6 Curry Chicken

    6 Savory Chicken

    6 Walnut Cranberry Chicken

    Ah… now I can sit back and enjoy these summer months!

    Here are the links I fallowed to gather my recipes

    I used my own recipes for:

     Teriyaki Chicken

    3/4 Cup Apple Juice

    2TBSP Honey

    2TBSP Soya Sauce

    1TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar

    1 TSP Ginger

    1/4 TSP Garlic

    2 1/2 TBSP Cornstarch

    3 TBSP Water

    1/2 Small Onion

    1/2 Bag Baby Carrots

    8 Chicken Breasts

    Layer in Large Zip-Lock Bag

    Cook in Crock-Pot 8 Hours Low or 4 Hours High.


    1 TBSP Oil

    1 Cup Chopped Onion

    1/2 Cup Green Pepper

    1/2 Cup Yellow Pepper

    2 Cloves Crushed Garlic

    1 TBSP Honey

    1 1/2 TBSP Chili Powder

    1 TSP Cumin

    1 TBSP Italian Spice Mix

    32 Ounces Stewed Tomatoes

    30 Ounces Black Beans

    15 Ounces Kidney Beans

    15 Ounces Pinto Beans

    Layer in Zip-Lock Bag Cook in Crock Pot on High for 4 Hours or Low for 8 Hours.

    Well ladies I am tired after all that Cooking and am thinking I might just reward myself by putting up my feet, out doors in the glistening evening sun with a glass of chilled white French wine and enjoy the satisfaction of having a deep freeze full of healthy meals!