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FOOOD!!! I love Food. I am fat. Why? Cause I love food.

Ok, I am not “fat”, but I am no PX hard body candidate, cuz; I love food.

I love to cook, but I have the kid at home, 6 that call and want shit, ( grown ups? I ain’t got no stinkin’ grown up kids…) and the cats and the dogs and the ferrets and the snake and the prepping and the blog and the business.. and ( tap tap tap ) who I am forgetting? OHHHH! Yep, the spouse!

So, I developed a scheme and I am loving it! It is called Freezer to Crock pot. Alot of online Divas and Devos are doin’ stuff like this, I know.. BUT I am removing the canned soups and the MSG’s ( the Hunny cannot have them), and working to create a fast meal for 4 in a gallon bag that I can just pop in the Crock Pot, throw on low and go about the day.

I thought for a few Fridays I would share them. My biggest need in vegetarian ones and shellfish ones. No a lot of those out there that I like or see as simple enough.

So, The first goals were to realize what can’t be done in the Pot for any meal and how to schedule a day to do it. I am not really a “sit for 10 hours on a Sunday and bust out 100 gallon baggies of meals” type of Savage. I shop about one a week for goods besides the prepper stuff and I try to have my canned and dehydes be my bulk cooking times.

I realized that I use a lot of stuff already basically in the house and that I do use what I buy. I also did not try anything I knew was too “different” in this house. I got some semi picky eaters and if they gotta eat stuff they hate to survive, I will be diggin’ graves..Narrow ones, cuz they starved to death.

I started with “rue blocks”. We have a gravy issue here. We worship gravy and it’s consort, bacon in this house. Gravy does not make itself very well in the ol’ CP. So I made a mess of rue, (equal butter and flour) and then froze it in blocks in the ice tray. I can throw the frypan on the stove at the end of the Crock Pot cooking and make gravy with the broths in there in a bout 10 minutes. Or I can add arrowroot to the CP and get a sauce. But to cook the sauces all day breaks them down.

I then took all the faves I could modify in the cookbook and checked out a couple crock pot cook books from the library and started copying like a cat!!  Then I realized that I can put most together after I get home from the store in about 30 minutes, ( I have the stuff to make about 6 to 10 after a trip) and then throw them in the freezer for the night I list them on the menu or for a day I know will be hectic.

I have about 31 recipes to try and share and I think I will share a couple at a time every Friday after the foodie blog! If you try one and improve it, let me know… I am always in need of improvement! ( hmmm, new page at the top for recipes… why, yes, Savage, get right on that…)

Namaste’

The Savage

 

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