I plopped the frozen meat into the crockpot---it was so frozen that it stood up, so I poked at it with a wooden spoon until it behaved and stayed inside.
We were on the way to swim lessons, so I didn't do anything at all except for dump everything on top. I have no idea in which order, it really doesn't matter. Don't put in the cream cheese yet---save it for later.
Cook on low for 10-12 hours. I cooked this for 10, then tasted the broth. I liked it, but felt like it needed something---like cream cheese.
Squeeze in a half block of cream cheese, and stir until it is incorporated.
Serve over hot pasta. We had Trader Joe's Brown Rice fussili. yum.
This was a nice, hearty, but not overly rich meal that we all enjoyed. I've been picking at the leftovers, and they've held up nicely.