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Prepare for the busy back-to-school season by hosting a crockpot freezer meal prep party. Invite a group of friends who will all prepare slow cooker meals in freezer bags. At the end of the night, everyone exchanges meals. You’ll each go home with several freezer bags full of crockpot ready meals to use on those days when food preparation just isn’t an option.
How to Organize a Crockpot Freezer Meal Party
Set the guidelines up front. Typically, each guest buys the ingredients for their recipe, comes with freezer bags and their own food preparation tools. Each gallon freezer bag should hold enough food to feed a family of four or five.
The guests prepare their recipe and fill the number of bags equal to the number of guests at the party. Five guests means each guest fills five freezer bags. At the end of the night, everyone switches bags. You’ll keep one with your own recipe, plus have four different meals made by your friends.
Tips for Crockpot Freezer Meal Parties
- Keep the party small. It’s manageable to make four to six bags of food per person in one evening, but any more than that could get unwieldy. You’ll need space for each guest to fit around a kitchen table, so don’t invite more guests than you have seating for.
- Bring a marker to write instructions on the outside of each freezer bag.
- Make it fun and relaxed. Guests should choose whatever recipe interests them. The Internet is a great resource for crockpot freezer meal recipes.
- Think beyond the crockpot. While slow cooker meals are handy, frozen casseroles and meals that can be grilled are a nice addition, too.
Having a stash of freezer meals is a life saver for busy moms. You could prepare all those meals on your own, but why not get together with friends to take the drudgery out of the prep work? You’ll be glad you did!