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lensesforeyes 10-23-2012 12:03 AM

Favorite cheap crock pot meals
As of tomorrow, I have six weeks until my due date! Yikes! I've decided November 10/11 I will be making two months worth of meals for the freezer. I don't want to have to actually cook too much over the weekend, so I am wanting to do crock pot meals.

I would especially love meals that you can put pre-cooked chicken or turkey in verses raw meat, as it is cheaper for me to buy whole birds and split the meat between meals than to buy boneless meat to cook in the crock pot. Absolutely not willing to bone a raw chicken, I just can't handle that. I rather pay more for boneless raw meat. :blush:

Also, soups and stews are not going to work well for us. As much as I wish they would, my kids flat out won't eat it. :banghead: While I am all for making my kids try new things, we've been there, done that enough times that I know it is pointless, and it will just create a power struggle and leave me with hungry kiddos.

Last requirement is we cannot eat pork, shellfish, or peanuts due to allergies/sensitivities.

So, what is your favorite crock pot meal? :goodvibes:

redsonja 10-23-2012 05:38 AM

Re: Favorite cheap crock pot meals
I used to make this in the crockpot, but now I make it on the stove. You could still do it in the crockpot though:

1 Bag dry pinto beans
2 kielbasa
1/2 bag frozen corn
(some kind of fat, I use bacon fat)
Any seasonings you like.

Throw all of it plus a bunch of water in a big pot (or crockpot) and boil for many hours. Make rice. Pour on rice. Eat like crazy.

FunLovinMama 10-23-2012 07:36 AM

Re: Favorite cheap crock pot meals
4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 jar of salsa
1 taco seasoning packet
1 can black beans
1 can corn
1 brick of cream cheese
Mixx everything together except corn and cream cheese. Add those in about an hour before serving. Serve over rice.

Hitchkids 10-23-2012 08:50 AM

Re: Favorite cheap crock pot meals
Check if your library has the book Fix, Freeze, and Feast. It has lots of freezer meals that use from scratch ingredients. Several of the chicken recipes have you cook the meat before you freeze it.

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