The inventor of the crockpot is one of my biggest idols.  Like many working moms (and dads) out there, I often feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I need to do.  Work, clean, organize, craft, diy projects, Facebook, Pinterest, homework help, play with kids, bathe, relax (what's that?) and...cook.  Thought I left that one out?  Well cooking just happens to be one of the main sources of time slipping away from you!

Then in struts the crockpot.  Put nutritional, delicious food items in, and 4 (or 8) hours later dinner is served with minimal mess!  Now imagine making ahead 3, 4, or 5 meals at one time?  Don't imagine any more, just do it!  Here's a way to be more frugal with your time.  Don't want to waste an hour cooking dinner when you could be out enjoying our early spring?  Just defrost one of these meals you prepared ahead, stick it in the crockpot, and take the bike ride you deserve!  Thanks to Pinterest.com, (which has inspired my more economical way of living) I found a blog that will teach you how to do just that!

I went to the store and gathered my supplies in bulk.  Then I followed the directions/recipes to create 8 meals for my family.  The process (with shopping time included) only took 3 hours.  Amazing, right?

Want to try it?  Here's the blog to help you on your way, Jaima's Blog: Ring Around the Rosies , or you can just convert your own crockpot recipes to try Freezer Crockpot Cooking!

Let me know how it turns out, and how much time you save!