Today is going to be a cooking and baking day for me. Since I’ve been sick, my families nutrition has really suffered. The kids haven’t been eating enough fruits and veggies, and have been eating more store bought snacks. I normally try not to buy snacks that I can make myself. I need to get our family meals and snacks back on track. Homemade snacks, even though they still have sugar in them, are much better than store bought with all the artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.
I got a head start last night by making banana muffins. We ate a few for breakfast, but I still have 18 to put in the freezer.
Here’s what I’m going with today.
brownies – quad recipe in a very large pan
no bake cookies – double recipe
french toast – 39 pieces done
oatmeal raisin cookies – double recipe
UPDATE – 12:30 Brownies and no bake cookies are cooling, and I’m taking a lunch break. 🙂
UPDATE – 3:00 I made 39 pieces of french toast. And the Oatmeal Raisin cookie dough mixed. I’m off to bake that. I also need to start packaging all this food for the freezer.
UPDATE – 6:00 A double recipe of oatmeal raisin cookies made 11 dozen and 4 cookies. I put 3 dozen in the cookie jar and the rest are going in the freezer. The double no bake cookie recipe made over 100. People were eating them before I got an exact count.
Here’s a picture of everything thats going in the freezer, including the banana muffins I made last night.
I made chicken soup for supper, but I ran out of time to make biscuits, so we had crackers with it. I cooked the chicken on Monday. I like to do it at least a day ahead of time. I like to skim all the fat of the top of the broth. There’s enough soup left for another meal.
I did have some chicken helpers to get the meat off the bones. I hate that job. Unfortunately, so do they.
I had a very successful cooking and baking day. I need to do meal starters another day. I need to cook and freeze a few different kinds of beans, and get some cooked meat in meal sized packages.