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Delicious Homemade English Muffin Bread

I finally made it!  I made Jillee’s English muffin bread and I am singing its praises.  I’m singing Jillee’s praises!  It makes me want to sing.

Tra la laaaaa!

It is seriously good bread.  I wish I’d discovered her recipe years ago.  To top off the deliciousness of the bread, this recipe couldn’t be any easier.  5 ingredients. Continue reading

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4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer: Homemade Baking Mix(Week 1: Breakfasts complete!)

Homemade baking mix…lots of it!  This is a HUGE bowl. 

Oh boy, this mix smells good.  It’s the coconut oil I used instead of shortening.  It reminds me of those Samoas Girl Scout cookies–that smell.  Mm!

So I finally caught up on week 1 of MSM’s 4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer project and tomorrow I’ll do 2 of the lunch freezer meals using my own recipes.  I can’t wait–this kind of “project” is right up my alley.  This kind of project makes me a little too happy.

Note the lovely handwriting on the bags–that’s what happens when I write after I fill the bags. 

I got 2 bags of homemade baking mix from this recipe.  I used about half whole wheat flour and half white flour and am eager to see how this turns out with the coconut oil, too.  I’ll be testing it out soon and let you know!

Do you keep baking mix on hand and what’s your favorite use for it?

4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer: Banana bread

Banana Bread ready for the freezer…most of it. 😉

Whew, almost done playing catch up with week 1 of MSM’s 4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Project.  Tomorrow morning I’ll complete week 1, begin week 2, and be right on track!  I managed to forget I had the bread in the oven as I devoured my dinner.  Oops!  But it’s all good–still moist inside.  Just a slight crunch on the ends.  Continue reading

4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer: Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes (with recipe)

I’m trying to catch up on week 1 of MSM’s 4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Project.  I crossed off the baked oatmeal on Friday.  Not much catching up done, huh?  I swapped out the cinnamon rolls for my fluffy buttermilk pancakes since I had a lot of divine buttermilk on hand.  Mm mm!

These are the fluffiest pancakes I make.  Continue reading

4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer: Baked Oatmeal

I’ve been excited to follow along with MSM’s 4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Project, but I’m behind already!  The lovely Erin over at My Mommy World has motivated me to hurry the heck up already!  She has great follow through with her goals–envy, Erin, I envy you!

So, I finally got started today with baked oatmeal for the freezer.  Little Bunsies helped me out–it’s such an easy recipe that she pretty much did it all.

You simply mix the ingredients up in a bowl and place into a dish to freeze it for later use.  The recipe is pretty basic, but you can throw in whatever you like.  Bunsies asked for raisins since she always has raisins or cherries in her oatmeal (we eat oatmeal 2+ days a week) and then I chopped up some apples (we had Fuji on hand) and tossed those in as well.  A little extra cinnamon and we were all done.

I used a foil pan since I’ve had it forever and am trying to use up some pantry items (even non-food items 🙂 ).  I sealed it with plastic wrap and then also topped it with a foil top that came with it.  This will feed my little family for 2 breakfasts.  Easy!  When we’re ready to eat it, I’ll thaw it in the fridge overnight and bake it up in the oven in the morning. This is a nice twist on our regular bowl of oatmeal and we like to top it with a splash of milk and pinch (or 2) of brown sugar.  I know I’m going to love these little meals when I’m too lazy or tired to cook.

Next up: cinnamon rolls, homemade baking mix, and banana bread, and waffles.  Do you have any favorite freezer-friendly meals you love to keep on hand?

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