Cranberry Pork Roast

Cranberry Pork Roast

Batch cooking and freezer meals are my favourite meal prep strategies. 

Over the years I have tried many meals that you prepare ahead and freeze, some you prep partially and mix together when cooking and others you simply combine ingredients in a freezer bag and dump into a slow cooker for an easy flavorful meal.

I have shared a few Chicken Freezer Meal recipes before, but this one is a simple dump Pork meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pound bone-in pork shoulder (or pork tenderloin)
  • 15oz can whole berry cranberry sauce (or 1 1/2 to 2 cups homemade cranberry sauce)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest (optional)
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker and cook on “low” setting for 6-8 hours.
  2. Remove any bones and shred meat.
  3. Serve on buns, with tortillas, or with a salad or other side.

**Freezer Meal: Combine all ingredients in freezer bag and freeze. When ready to cook, dump into slow cooker and cook 8 hours on low.

 

Freezer/ Slow Cooker Meals: Orange Chicken

 
Here is another of my favourite Chicken Freezer recipes. I have adapted it to freeze ahead and cook in the slow cooker.
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Prep the bags, freeze, then pop into the slow cooker to have an easy and yummy supper. I LOVE the convenience of stocking my freezer with these made ahead meals.
Before you start: 
  1. Place your ingredients on counter with a mixing bowl for each recipe.
  2. Label freezer bags with Recipe name, date and any additional instructions.
  3. Leave meat in the refrigerator until you are assembling the packs.
I have included measurements for 2 freezer packs to serve 2 adults. If you require enough for 2 adults and 1 child, you can use the same sauce measurements, and simply add another chicken breast or thigh. If you are looking for meals for 4 or more, simply adjust measurements to accommodate.
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Orange Chicken
Label Freezer Bag: Orange Chicken, Date, 6 hours in slow cooker on low.
Top with 1 tin Mandarin Oranges and 2 chopped green onions. Serve over Rice.
 
2 large Carrots, chopped
1/2  Red Onion, chopped
1 Pepper, chopped (I used 1/2 red & 1/2 orange, you can use green or any you like)
 
3 cloves Garlic, minced
2 tsp ground Ginger
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 can Frozen Orange juice
4 Chicken Breast or Thighs
To Add after cooked:
2 tins Mandarin Oranges
1 Green Onions
 
Chop veggies and divide into two freezer bags.
Mix sauce ingredients together in bowl.
Add chicken to the two freezer bags, and pour 1/2 sauce over each.
Remove air from bag, seal and freeze flat in freezer.
 
*** You can also cook rice ahead of time and freeze. Simply freeze serving portions in zippered freezer bags and freeze. To use, place in a bowl or sink of hot water. Pour in a bowl and fluff to serve with your meals. ***
 
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Freezer/ Slow Cooker Meals: Honey Garlic Chicken

As many of you know, I hate cooking and want to make meals as simple, easy and healthy as possible. Here is one of my favourite Chicken recipes. I have adapted it to freeze ahead and cook in the slow cooker.Prep the bags, freeze, then pop into the slow cooker to have an easy and yummy supper. I LOVE the convenience of stocking my freezer with these made ahead meals.
Before you start:
  1. Place your ingredients on counter with a mixing bowl for each recipe.
  2. Label freezer bags with Recipe name, date and any additional instructions.
  3. Leave meat in the refrigerator until you are assembling the packs.
I have included measurements for 2 freezer packs to serve 2 adults. If you require enough for 2 adults and 1 child, you can use the same sauce measurements, and simply add another chicken breast or thigh. If you are looking for meals for 4 or more, simply adjust measurements to accommodate.
Honey Garlic Chicken
Label Freezer Bag: Honey Garlic Chicken, Date, 5-6 hours in slow cooker on low.
 Serve with rice and steamed veggies.
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 4 Chicken Breast or Thighs
Mix sauce ingredients together in bowl.
Add chicken to the two freezer bags, and pour 1/2 sauce over each.
Remove air from bag, seal and freeze flat in freezer.
*** You can also cook rice ahead of time and freeze. Simply freeze serving portions in zippered freezer bags and freeze. To use, place in a bowl or sink of hot water. Pour in a bowl and fluff to serve with your meals. ***
 
 
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