On my Friday grocery shopping day I purchased 9lbs of pork loin from Costco. I got it for a
great price, $1.69 a pound. I used the meat to make 3 crockpot meals for the
freezer. Again, as I’ve said these meals are on the larger size as I am feeding
7 of us (5 adults & 2 teens). So if you are feeding less people than this the
meals can be divided in half and you will end up with even more meals in your
On the day I was preparing the meals I began by cutting up the meat. This is
what I started with..
And this is what I ended up with:
I had 9lbs of meat and used 3lbs for each freezer meal.
The first recipe I made was Island Pork. Crockpot Island Pork for the Freezer (makes 2 meals)
6lbs pork roast cut into bite size pieces
2 oranges, peeled and cut into pieces
2 cans (14oz) crushed pineapple
Today was one of those busy days that it seemed I was moving from the time my
feet hit the floor until this evening.. But, I got so much done and that is a
great feeling! :) One of my accomplishments today was canning 14 jars of chicken
noodle-less soup. I call it “noodle-less” because you can’t can noodles. They
end up falling apart. So I canned the chicken, veggies and broth. When I go to
use the soup I will bring it to a boil and then add a handful of noodles (any
type of pasta will work) and cook it until the noodles are done. Because I plan
to add the pasta after the fact I wanted to make sure there was enough chicken
broth to do this. So I only filled my jars about half to two thirds with chicken
and veggies and then filled with chicken broth. Here is how I did this….
I started off with 2 chickens that were a total weight of about 10lbs. I put
them in my 14 quart stock pot…
I decided to gently step into this fall season with a meal that had a fall-ish
feel to it. I bought a turkey breast, boneless, and cooked it in my Instant Pot.
I really could not believe how moist it was. Usually turkey breast is dry (at
least to me) and not always my favorite part of the turkey. But a pressure
cooked turkey breast is so incredibly moist. It was devoured in no time.
I bought my turkey breast at Costco. It was a Butterball in the frozen section.
I started opening it up and thought.. I should take a pic of it in case anyone
looks for them. So it is a little wrinkled in picture but it will give you an
idea of what it looks like...
The turkey comes with a gravy packet as well. I poured the gravy packet into the
IP stainless steel pot and added 1 cup of water. I sprinkled a little salt,
pepper and garlic over the turkey and put it in the pot. I left the netting that
is on the breast on so it would be easier to remove from the pot. It came off
very easily when…