Freezer cooking · Slow Cooking

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

I always try to straighten the freezer while putting groceries away after each shopping trip. Doing so, keeps it from becoming a monumental job once or twice a year. Last week, I discovered that I didn't have any more packages of cooked pintos beans. That meant it was time to break out the slow cooker. I… Continue reading Slow Cooker Refried Beans

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Freezer cooking · Meal-Prep

Easy Batch Cooking Brown Rice

More and more of the meals I am preparing these days have rice. I am mostly serving brown rice for the whole grain benefits, usually as an accompaniment to the meal, but sometimes as an ingredient. In the past, I hated cooking rice! It took a long time to cook, and invariably I would get distracted and… Continue reading Easy Batch Cooking Brown Rice

Food · Freezer cooking · Meal-Prep

How to Meal-Prep #10 of Ground Beef

Meal planning is a wonderful skill that comes easy to people. I imagine it might work well for a younger family, but it just doesn't work for me and Hubby. Sometimes we just don't feel like eating what's on the menu, or don't feel much like cooking. We do like to eat though, so in… Continue reading How to Meal-Prep #10 of Ground Beef

Food · Freezer cooking · Meal-Prep

Slow Cooker Freezer Spaghetti Sauce

This sauce is Magnifico!  Seriously...I can not even begin to describe how delicious this sauce is. It is Rich! Thick! Robust! Flavorful!  You can almost hear the gondolier serenading  you, as you lazily float down a canal in Venice. Oh my, and it is so easy to make and ever so Versatile!  Since we have spaghetti… Continue reading Slow Cooker Freezer Spaghetti Sauce