Have you ever wished you could make enough crockpot dinners to last for weeks, so you can just let it cook, while you enjoy your time with your family each night? Let me introduce you to the…
The kids are back to school and I thought what better way to help you survive and thrive the busyness than with a 20 Meals from Costco for $150 plan that is made up of all “Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Packs” where you can assemble EVERYTHING in less than 2 hours!!! I actually videoed the entire assembly process for you…
- To prove that it takes less than 2 hours to prepare 20 meals. The videos are 1 hour and 50 minutes long…and there is several minutes of me mumbling. And maybe doing a happy dance at the end
- So that you can follow along as you assemble your bags! I didn’t want you to feel alone in your slow cooker freezer pack assembly efforts…I’ll be right there with you in the kitchen!
- Exclusive access to the assembly video instructions is available in package #1, details below.
Before we move on, here is a link to the 20 Meals from Costco for $150 Plan’s FAQ & ‘Disclaimers’ page. If you’re new to these plans, you definitely want to check it out! I’m often asked about my slow cooker…I use the 6-quart E-lume from Crockpot! Here are the Wine Pairings for these meals! OH…and BTW…this plan is also GLUTEN FREE! Let’s get to it, shall we?!?
Each pack in this plan is DOUBLED. So these 10 meals make 20 packs total! Each pack serves a family of 4. Larger families or families with bottomless pits (also known as teenage boys!) can double or use 2 packs for 1 meal!
Costco Ingredients & Price List
Meats 1 6 pack boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 6 lbs. – $20.99 1 6 pack boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 6 lbs. – $21.31 1 15 ct chicken apple sausage – $13.99 1 package stew beef, about 4 lbs. – $15.04 1 package pork chops, 8 count – $15.44 Produce 1 8 lb. bag white onions – $6.59 1 6 pack peppers, multi color – $6.49 1 5 lb. bag baby carrots – $5.49 1 8 lb. bags sweet potatoes – $5.99 1 15 lb. bag gold potatoes $7.99 1 5.5 lb. tray of apples – $7.59 1 24 oz. box of sliced mushrooms (optional) – $3.69 Freezer/Pantry Staples 1 5 lb. bag frozen corn – $5.99 1 12 pack of chicken broth, 16 oz. each – $9.99 8 pack diced tomatoes, 15 oz cans – $6.29 8 pack black beans, 15 oz cans – $6.79 2 pack BBQ sauce – $5.99
Total – $161.96
BBQ sauce, 1 + ½ bottle – $4 worth 4 cans black beans – $3.39 worth Frozen corn – $3 worth 6 boxes of broth – $5 worth about 4-5 lbs. potatoes – $2.67 worth 2 onions – $1.50 worth = $19.56
Estimated Cost After Leftovers $142.40
(with a few dollars left to get the coconut milk & rosemary from the grocery store!) You will also need 20 Gallon Size Freezer baggies, or other plastic containers or baggies. Subscribe to our free weekly recipes email newsletter so you don’t miss any exciting new plans and recipes! UDPATE: A kind reader pointed out that there is a need for 9 diced tomato cans and that Costco sells an 8-pack. My sincerest apologies in that discrepancy! I videoed & assembled all of the bags with the intention of ensuring that this wouldn’t happen and somehow between my paper list and the computer list, 1 can was lost in translation! We have updated the printables. If you don’t have another on one hand, you could use half a can into each bag for one of the other recipes that calls for the tomatoes. Thanks for being gracious about this extra can of tomatoes!
Make it simple…with 1 of these 2 packages!
Let us make the experience of preparing these meals simpler and easier. There are 2 packages to choose from…
One of the most challenging parts to pulling together a large number of meals like this at once is knowing what to do first, next, then and last. When you do things ‘out of order,’ it really can mess up the assembly process and cause you to waste a.lot of time in the kitchen. I’ve created several new printables and instructional videos that will actually make the assembly as smooth and quick as possible for you. Seriously, I might have done a celebratory dance when I finished the assembly…and you will want to as well! This package includes…
- Printable Assembly Instructions – step by step guide to pulling all these meals together and into the freezer
- Printable Assembly Cards – so you don’t forget any ingredients in each bag
- Printable Labels – you can print these out onto Avery #6874 label paper and stick them to your plastic baggies or containers.
- Exclusive Access to the 3 Instructional Assembly Videos
- Recipe List & Grocery List included as well!
All of these goodies are available to you for just 5 bucks! (You don’t need to buy package #2 if you buy package #1, as it already includes the recipes and shopping list!)
Just want the recipe list & grocery shopping list?! We have that available as well! This printable that contains all the recipes with ingredient breakdown, as well as a complete grocery shopping list (with south TX Costco prices). This printable is available for $1.49!
NEW TO $5 DINNERS? GET ALL THE PREVIOUSLY RELEASED PLANS AT ONCE BY CLICKING EACH OF THE BUTTONS BEFORE YOU CHECKOUT!
Original Costco Gluten Free Plan (this is NOT the 20 slow cooker freezer pack plan!)
You can find the Sam’s Club plans and my e-cookbooks on my new store page. Once you’ve chosen all the ones you need, you can checkout! NOTES: Please don’t try to download these to your phone or tablet, for a reason that I’m still trying to get an answer to, when you attempt to download straight to your phone, it causes the download link to expire automatically. I’m sorry about this and am still working on a workaround. Please download to your computer, then you can add to your ereader/phone/tablet. If you have issues with the download, PLEASE EMAIL ME! I’ll be able to help you out!
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