Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Revolutionary Freezer to Crock-pot Meals

If you're anything like me, then I'm sure you can relate to just how difficult it can be to be a full-time student, work a full-time job, land an internship, plan a wedding, maintain somewhat of an exercise routine, and keep up with family and friends, and things at home- which is why at this juncture of my life, I couldn't even imagine throwing kids into the routine! I have a hard enough time answering that dreaded question: What's for dinner?

While doing some research and reading up on some blogs for freezer to crock-pot cooking, I stumbled upon Kirstin from kojo-designs which has this really great post that includes a variety of meals, recipes, and grocery lists for freezer to crock-pot cooking to free up some of your time in the evenings, help stay organized, and cross off that daily question "What's for dinner?". I must say, Kirstin sure does have a valid point when she says this freezer to crock-pot dinner plan is "revolutionary"!

Below is a sneak peek to the recipe for orange chicken from Kirstin, that I can not wait to try! They all sound so yummy!

IN THE BAG- 2 cups carrots, 2 cups bell peppers, 1 lb cubed boneless skinless chicken breasts, 3 cloves garlic, 1 t salt, 1/2 t pepper, 8 oz. orange juice concentrate (orange pineapple will work as well)
TO COOK- Cook on low in crock pot, 4 to 6 hours
TO SERVE- Garnish with clementine slices (use 4 clementines) or mandarin oranges (two cans) and green onions (two, chopped). Serve on rice. Stir fried veggies make a great side.
Stay tuned--We'll be starting this week with this line-up of 5 crock-pot dinners: 
  • Coconut Curry Chicken 
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Orange Chicken
  • Lime Salsa Chicken
  • Santa Fe Chicken


  1. Oh, honey, I am definitely doing this!!! ;D

  2. this looks so easy and convenient! probably the perfect thing for someone with just enough time to grab a good meal from home then head back out to the rest of their busy schedule, i like it. i also like how you can have it organized for each day or meal and you dont have to think or do any prep when the time comes. really neat!