Monday, August 9, 2010

Freezer Cooking

Just a quick update to my goals for building my freezer stash of breakfast foods for our busy school mornings. This morning in about 3 1/2 hours I was able to make 49 pancakes, 32 waffles, 45 pieces of french toast using my homemade wheat bread and get the kitchen completely cleaned (it was a wonderful lesson to be taught by my mom to clean as you go!). It feels so good to be able to check that off my list of things to get done before I head back to school!

So, in my freezer I have banana muffins, mini banana loaves, 1 loaf of strawberry bread, 1 loaf of banana bread, strawberry muffins, biscuits, pancakes, waffles, and french toast. I usually just take out a bag of muffins in the morning when I get up and they are defrosted by the time the boys are ready for breakfast. The pancakes and french toast I reheat in the microwave for about 1 minute 45 seconds on 70% power. The waffles crisp back up in the toaster oven beautifully. I also use the ready cooked bacon from Costco for a little protein. I usually also have some sort of fruit. The boys aren't big eaters in the morning, so I save their fruit and veggie servings for lunch, snacks, and dinner.

I really want to also make some smoothies in the mornings to get some veggies and fruit in the boys as they start their day. I always worry about the blender waking K, so I don't get it out in the mornings very often. It's something I am hoping to change as we all get on the same schedule for school this year.

I hope everyone is having a productive Monday! I only have two more things on my "to do" list to get accomplished for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,


  1. I seriously need to do the same! I've gotten into a horrible habit of eating cereal every single morning! It's definitely more expensive and not very filling! How do you defrost everything? Lay it out or defrost in the microwave?

  2. Rachel~ I use the microwave to defrost and cook the pancakes and french toast at about 70% power for 1 1/2 minutes (maybe a little more). I put the frozen waffles right in the toaster oven and they come out great. I hope that helps!

  3. Excellent! That will make school mornings so efficient!

  4. I have never been a breakfast cooker. We are cold cereal/toast/oatmeal peeps. This is so awesome and inspiring! And I agree on the smoothie thing, too. Yum.


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