This school year I plan on doing a lot of baking. We have a longer ride to school this year, so I am online to prepare make ahead, grab-n-go breakfasts. Today, while the girls are still home, I had them help me prep for baking. We made Brown sugar, cinnamon sugar, and ground cinnamon. Ground cinnamon is a little messy, but our house smells amazing! Oh, we also made taco seasoning! Below are the recipes I used.
7 parts chilli powder
1 part onion powder
1 part garlic powder
1 part cumin
Mix so ingredients and store in an airtight container.
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons molasses
Mix together (I like to use my hands) and store in an airtight container.
We ran out of ground cinnamon making the cinnamon, so we ground some sticks to refill our bottle. I store This in a half pint mason jar with a kid I saved from a parmesan cheese container.
This doesn’t save time, but I love that I can control the ingredients.
Now we are ready to bake a bunch of muffkns!
Monday – Enchilada Casserole
Rice krispie treats
Tuesday – Sausage or hamburger gravy + mashed potatoes
Celery & pb &j
Wednesday – Spaghetti & salad
Thursday – Sloppy joes, baked beans, peas
Friday- Tacos, corn
Saturday – Waffles, bacon, blueberries
This week we are trying something new for breakfast: refrigerator oatmeal. I will be posting about this later.
Monday – flat bread pizza, baked potatoes, & spinach
Tuesday – Homemade mac & cheese, salad, peas
Wednesday – Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, & salad
Thursday – Taco bar, corn, salad
Friday – Beef roast in slow cooker, potatoes & carrots
Saturday – Chicken alfredo with a twist, cucumbers & peppers
Yesterday I made the first of five slow cooker freezer meals I prepped last weekend. Thanks to Kelly from New Leaf Wellness for the recipes & grocery list! My kids and I are big soup lovers, so I started with the Vegetable beef soup. Although I make a good Chicken Noodle soup & Golden Potato soup, I have never made beef soup. EVER! I have been wanting to try is since we always have beef & venison in the freezer. The recipe, instructions and grocery list were all laid out in Kelly’s post, so I thought this would be a great place to start.
There were several things that surprised me about this recipe. First was the addition of chicken broth when adding ingredients to the slow cooker. Chicken broth in beef soup? The second was adding the beef to the slow cooker raw. Well, I made the recipe exactly as written and I must say, we were all VERY pleased. The soup was GOOD! Hurray! This one is definitely going in the recipe binder!
Next time I will only change two things: I will probably add two more cups of chicken broth and I will make it on a day when I can be home to make bread bowls! Yum!
Thanks again, New Leaf Wellness!
Here is how I spent an hour of my Saturday afternoon. It is my first attempt at freezer meals. I spent about $33 on the ingredients that I didn’t have in the pantry. I have 5 meals ready to go into my slow cookef (I only have to add some broth to the soup). It was really pretty easy to put together. I can’t wait to try them!
Monday – Meatloaf in crock, Mashed Potatoes & carrots
Tuesday – Burgers, Fries & Salad
Wednesday – Fettuccine Alfredo, green beans
Thursday – Pork chops, applesauce, corn, & Crescent rolls
Friday – Bubble Pizza & salad
Saturday – Kids cook (spaghetti & meatballs)
Monday – Chicken Noodle Soup (in slow cooker) & homemade bread
Tuesday – burritos & squash
Wednesday – Sloppy Joes & fries
Thursday – fettuccine Alfredo & corn
Friday – Pizza after bb game
Saturday – Kids cook