2 pounds stew meat
1 package onion soup mix -- dry
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can ginger ale
1 pound carrot
1 pound potato
Mix the meat and soups together. At this point I will divide into 4 portions (cooking for 2 adults and 1 toddler) and freeze in ziplock baggies.
The night before cooking day, I'll pull the baggie out of the freezer and pour into crockpot and cover with 1/2 can of gingerale (I have done this with the meat mix frozen, but thawed is probably healthier). Then I'll add carrots and potatoes and let cook all day on medium heat. If I know that I'll be in a major hurry on cooking morning, I'll cut the potatoes and carrots the night before and have them in the 'fridge in water with a little lemon juice to prevent the potatoes from browing.