Friday, September 3, 2010

More Like This - 8 Surprising Foods You Can Freeze - Photos -

More Like This - 8 Surprising Foods You Can Freeze -

Save money utilizing your freezer, and learn how to keep foods at their best.

  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Citrus
  • Eggs
  • Tomato Paste
  • Ginger
  • Nuts
  • Fresh Herbs

I didn't know that you could freeze eggs....did you? I am going to bookmark this info so that I have it the next time I want to freeze extra cheese and milk!
So, my Mom and Dad have moved into their new place and she decided that some of her kitchen countertop appliances were not making the move with them. I inherited her crockpot and blender, as well as her 4 slice toaster! Thanks MOM!! :)

Since her crockpot is much larger than mine, I am getting all excited about the yummy possibilities that I can now create. I found this recipe over at and I can't wait to try it!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 hours
Yield: 6 Servings
Cost per Serving: $1.47


1 (3 lb.) boneless pork shoulder, skin and excess fat removed
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth or water
2 cups bottled or homemade barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Salt and pepper

Trim pork of any excess fat. Scatter onion over bottom of slow cooker and place pork on top. Add broth, cover and cook on low until very tender, about 8 hours. Remove meat and let cool.

When cool enough to handle, pull meat into thin shreds, removing all fat and gristle. Skim excess fat from liquid in slow cooker.

Return pulled pork to slow cooker and stir in barbecue sauce, mustard, honey and soy sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1 hour longer on low. If desired, serve with hamburger buns and sides of pinto beans, corn, tomatoes and coleslaw.

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What yummy dishes have you created or come up with to use in your crockpot? I'm always looking for new ideas!



  1. Did NOT know that about the frozen foods! Good to know!
    That pulled pork looks awesome! Gives me an idea for Monday lunch!
    Another thing that tastes good in the crockpot but is a bit unusual. Put in some pork chops and dump a can of canned cherry pie filling. Or if you prefer, a can of canned apple pie filling.
    Then put it on low all day. Works best if there are a couple layers of pork chops in the crock pot.

  2. Love that porkchop idea!! YUMMY! :)

  3. I had no idea about the eggs!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. I also did not know about the eggs!

  5. A hint with freezing cheese(the hard type cheese like mozzarella, cheddar, jack cheese, etc.) If the recipes you will eventually use it in calls for shredding, it's best to shred BEFORE freezing. Blocks of cheese will crumble and tend to fall apart when thawed so if you need it looking 'nice' pre-slice or shred before freezing.
    And tho cream cheese does freeze when thawed it has a grainy, strange texture if eaten straight(like on a bagel, etc.)and not put into a dish, so keep that in mind.

    The pulled pork sounds like a keeper! I might have to try that one... 8-)