‘I can’t with these hoes’ is a saying my friend Melanie and I use as code for we are absolutely fed up with people. Well my bottom line statement on these crockpot meals are, “I can’t with this ho”.
I have 6 frozen crockpot meals that are leftover. See this post for the writeup of that joy. The first meal I tried I went to pull it out and the baggie ripped. I should have known that was a sign of future disaster.
Fast forward to today where I decided I want to try the Hoison Beef tomorrow so I go down to the chest freezer to grab it. Here’s a picture:
Looks innocent, right? Well is is after i spent 20 minutes ripping out 3 other bags to get to my Hoison beef.
Not a single blogger mentioned that it might be beneficial if you a) double bag them and b) store them not next to each other since they froze together. Not a single person. Well I’m saying it now to save someone the heartache of freezing their fingers while chipping apart 3 crockpot meals to rebag them because the original bag shredded trying to separate the meals.
Another thing that should be mentioned is the cook times. 6 to 8 on low means 5 to 6 MAX or your meat is leather. Also I couldn’t imagine the original flavoring. It had to be bland. Not one of those women mentioned salt or pepper in their recipe. First rule is salt and pepper. Period.
I’m going to head this off at the pass right now: I used name brand Ziploc freezer gallon bags. The struggle may be real but I never scrimp on a good freezer bag. So the brand of bags wasn’t the issue. It was misinformation along with my inexperience with freezing food because I just like the aggravation of planning and cooking a meal nightly. It’s also because what I’ve learned from this experience is I believe pre-frozen meals like this don’t taste good. They are edible but they just don’t taste good.