I am going to start cooking some crockpot meals this fall and start freezing what I don't eat. I can carry one of the packages to work for a great lunch. I don't have a lot of time to do it during the week but I can do it on the weekends. I can even cook some meals while I am at work. I love to can but don't have a lot of time. I will do some canning in the spring and summer.