Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Breakfast Freezer Cooking Update

My small breakfast freezer cooking day went off without a hitch and was completed within about 3 hours this morning.

As with a lot of tasks, a few minutes of preparation can often make all the difference!
Premixed dry ingredients.

Last night's prep work included:
  • Feeding my sourdough starter so it would be ready to go in the morning.
  • Pureed peaches for oatmeal peach muffins.
  • Making sure any frozen items(fruit, extra flour) were brought in from the freezer.
  • Pre-mixing (and labeling!) dry ingredients for muffins and bread in bowls large enough for mixing. 
  • Gathering all recipes needed.
It is also helpful to gather pans and mixing bowls needed. I forgot this time.

My order of operations:

  1. Start Pilgrims' Bread and set aside to rise.
  2. Make Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.
  3. Make Oatmeal Peach Muffins.
  4. Shape bread dough into loaves and set aside to rise.
  5. Wash dishes.
  6. Mix waffle batter and begin making waffles.
  7. Bake bread.
  8. Finish waffles.
  9. Make fruit syrup, including a vlog which will be coming soon!
  10. Wash dishes. 
I was surprised at how quickly everything came together and it would've been even faster had I not decided at the last minute to do a video. :-) Premixing dry ingredients and doing the peach puree the night before was a smart move!

The fruits of my labors:
  • 2 loaves Pilgrims' Bread.
  • 1 dozen banana chocolate chip muffins.
  • 1 dozen oatmeal peach muffins. New recipe, very yummy! Although next time, I'll make more than 12 muffins. They were way too big and therefore were very difficult to get out of the pan without breaking.
  • A big stack of waffles! Approximately 4 meals worth.
  • 3 containers of blueberry fruit syrup 

Next Tuesday, I'll be focusing  on cooking and freezing some easy lunch options. Anyone want to plan on joining me? (You can make whatever you like, not just lunches.)

**This post is part of Life As Mom's October Freezer Cooking Round-up!

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