Today is a gorgeously rainy day here in Vermont and I’ve been spending it cooking and preparing food for weeks to come. With so many food allergies in my family I find it easier to make a lot of food from scratch instead of buying it from the store. A lot less additives and I can customize it to our food allergies. It also saves me a lot of time when it comes to cooking. Instead of spending each day making rolls, pancakes, or other food I can just grab it out of the freezer and thaw it out.
And if you’re busy and on the go a lot, finding one day a week to do a massive batch of cooking can really give you more hours in your everyday to spend time with your family, rather than spend the evening in the kitchen. So here are some staples that I have in my freezer just in case.
These pancakes are easy and delicious to make. I usually make 2 batches of regular pancakes, 1 batch of protein pancakes (for my husband) and then bag a few dry mixes of pancake mix for later. We eat a lot of pancakes and waffles in our home, vs cereal or oatmeal. We really enjoy breakfast even if we don’t have much time in the morning so having pancakes is a great start to any morning.
These waffles are delicious! (I say as I’m currently eating some for breakfast.) And they’re super easy to make. The only thing I noticed with these was they needed less time to cook in my waffle iron. Only 4 minutes instead of 5. I would keep an eye on them when making. 🙂
3 | Banana Bread
This banana bread is easy to make and yummy too! Since we always have bananas in the house (because the buns love them!) it’s easy for me to whip up a batch of banana bread. Plus it makes the house smell fantastic!
This is the best bread recipe I’ve found yet. I’m very happy that it yields three loaves of bread at a time instead of just one or two. We go through bread in our house very quickly so this is very nice for me. I also like that I can easily change the recipe a bit, using white/wheat flour or honey instead of sugar.
I have never made these before today so I will have to let you know how they turn out. But I am so tired of having to buy canned biscuits every time. We love biscuits with chicken and we eat a ton of chicken. I like that these are freezer friendly so I can pull them out when needed!
I hope this helps you keep your home in order and things in the kitchen yummy and delicious! I find that making a few things at a time but keeping separate stations is the best way to do it. Start with the homemade farmhouse bread, let that sit, do the pancakes, waffles and banana bread at 3 separate stations and then tackle the biscuits and freezer pizza with the farmhouse bread.
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