Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Breakfast Freezer Cooking Session

This week I decided I would do a "quicker" freezer cooking session of breakfasts.  I told my husband ahead of time and he was happy to help me by doing dishes and watching the kiddos - but I ended up doing most of it while he was running an errand so he cleaned the bigger bathroom for me instead which made me very happy.

I usually try to keep my kitchen stocked with basic supplies so I had everything on hand.  I also have my master muffin mix on hand and we actually only ever make the chocolate chip pumpkin muffins because EVERYONE likes those.

My list:
I started after breakfast.  My 5 year old daughter really loves helping in the kitchen and she honestly helped me a lot.  I used yesterday to teach her how to crack an egg and how to get egg shells out of said egg.

Making muffins - I use the reusable silicone muffin liners

I also use the blender batter waffle recipe - I never do the overnight soaking thing and lately I have been using oat groats because I have them on hand.


 I love my waffle maker because it makes 4 smaller thinner waffles which are great to put in the toaster oven straight from the freezer!


Here are the totals - 25 waffles, 17 muffins, 10 pieces of french toast and 25 french toast sticks.

I love having homemade breakfasts in the freezer.  It has taken a lot of trial and error to figure out the best breakfasts to make and freeze that the whole family will eat - but this list is a hit with everyone.

My advice to pull this off :


  • Have an empty dishwasher and clean kitchen before you start.
  • Get all ingredients and small appliances you are going to use out and on the table.
  • Wash and reuse bowls, cups and spoons as you go so you don't have a kitchen full of dirty dishes when you are done.


I plan on making Monday my "make ahead day".  Next week I think I will do mixes.

I would encourage you to do this small version of freezer cooking once a week.  Think about how much this would have cost me if I had bought this at the store - even on sale Eggo waffles are about $1.50 to $2.50 and the ingredients are not nearly as healthy as mine and they come in a pack of 10.  



 

4 comments:

  1. What a great way to save money and be healthy! Thanks for linking up!!

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  2. Your freezer cooking inspires me. I haven't been doing much cooking ahead, and I hate how I've been backed in the corner with nothing in the freezer for emergencies!

    Thanks for sharing the link to my muffin recipe!
    Gina

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  3. May I ask what brand and model # your waffle maker is? I'm looking to buy another one because I don't want the thick waffle anymore.

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