The beans were soaking for a good 24 hrs. That’s one of my new year goals this year, soaking our beans. You see we eat lots of beans all year long. I love them homemade. I can’t recall the last time I had canned beans. I can remember when that’s all I use to eat.
Then I read a blog post about preparing meals ahead of time and I was equally encouraged to give it a try.
The concept was simple. Take a few of my favorite crockpot meals and put together all the ingredients into a freezer bag. My very own frozen all put together crockpot meals. I love it!
Slow cooker Turkey Soup with Pinto Beans.
I even had a helper.
Sweet and Tangy Chicken from Taste of Home crockpot recipes.
Prior to this day I had cooked a turkey and two whole chickens plus I had some frozen chicken breasts tucked away.
Having all the beans, carrots and meat ready were time savers.
BBQ Chicken, made with homemade BBQ Sauce. Recipe is easy. 3lbs of Chicken, 2c of BBQ sauce :-)
At the end of my afternoon I had 6 family size meals ready to freeze.
Plus with all the yummy chickens cooking I was able to make Homemade Chicken Broth to store away in the freezer. Loving all this goodness!