After that, I made a crock pot of green lentils and a meaty ham bone, portioned that out and froze it.
Over the weekend, I took care of some big fat sweet potatoes I ended up with. Trolling the web, I learned that all I needed to do was wash them and toss them in the pot. They have enough moisture on their own so I didn't add water. After a few hours, they were done. When they cooled, I took each fat treat, cut it at its waist, and scooped or pushed out the pulp into small containers. I now have a dozen "mashed sweets" ready to dress in whatever way I want when I grab one.
Tonight, I've just finished putting together a crock pot of pea soup with another meaty ham bone. I will smell its delicious aroma while I am sleeping and in the morning, I'll divide it and label it.
I hope to do a few more things the next week or so: more chili (I use ground turkey), a 3-bean meatless pot that I will divide and use for sides, and more.
For me, especially at this time of my life, I love, love, love a crock pot. One pot to wash - and lots of food in the freezer, on the cheap. How great is that?