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February 17th, 2013, 05:11 AM
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I saw someone post on here that they had picked some up from the grocery store. And I was wanting to know who makes them and which store you got them from. I'm wanting to try them out for us, that way it's semi-homemade.
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February 17th, 2013, 01:36 PM
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I've never tried them, but I've seen a commercial, I imagine you'd find them near the family sized frozen meals in the grocery.

However, if you're so inclined, you'd probably save even more money, know all the ingredients and have a fully home made meal if you considered making your own frozen crock pot meals. I've frequently done this, and it's so simple! Look at your recipe and prep everything as if you were going to start the meal, but instead of putting it in the crock pot, put solid items on a cookie sheet and liquids in an ice cube tray. Freeze until solid, then just put the pre-chopped ingredients and any required flavored liquids (like broths or jams or whatever might be needed) into a gallon zip lock, put it in the freezer with instructions about any water you might need to add. (pre-freezing the individual items on the cookie tray before adding to the bag allows them to thaw and cook more evenly than they would as one huge chunk if you put them in the baggie pre-freezing) On the day you want to cook it, put the frozen meal in the crock pot, set it, and wait for dinner! You can prep as many meals as your freezer will hold and, while there are many recipes that would require browning some meats before freezing, you'll also find tons that wouldn't need any pre-cooking at all, just cutting, measuring and freezing.
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February 17th, 2013, 01:58 PM
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I would do that but with me still on bed rest I figured this would be the next best thing. I'm hoping since I've pretty much stopped spotting, that I might be able to go to modified bed rest instead of strict after my followup this week
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February 17th, 2013, 02:27 PM
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Eeeek! So sorry, I forgot about the bedrest!
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