Once the meat is done cooking in the crockpot (and before it's put in the oven), I divide it up into meal-sized portions and place into gallon zip-top bags. I also divide up the reserved seasoning into snack size zip top bags. Then I take a seasoning bag, lay it on top of the sealed gallon bag, roll them up together, and put a piece of tape at the top to hold it all in place. This way the meat and the seasoning are together and I don't have to worry about losing the seasoning (or forgetting where I put it :)). Before I fill the bags, I write what's in them, the date, and cooking instructions. When I want to eat it, I pull a bag from the freezer and defrost. I heat the meat, then place it on a large pan (I use a jellyroll pan) and sprinkle with the seasoning. It's placed it in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until crispy. This makes for a quick and easy meal. In fact, before I had my last baby, I made sure I had some of this in my freezer for after baby came.
|Seasoning packet and meat ready to be rolled up.|
|The seasoning packet is rolled up inside of this and |
the whole thing is secured with a piece of tape.
|The finished product, ready for the freezer.|