Friday, March 11, 2011

Fantastic Food Friday: Baking Day

Last Saturday I got a domestic bee up my butt and spent the day being a cooking/baking fool. Good news for you, more food posts. Good news for me, food prepped and/or in the freezer. A win, win if ever there was one. I think what started the whole thing was stumbling upon this post about big shop cooking. I did major shopping Friday :)

So, as soon as the boys had cleaned up their breakfast mess I set to work. I threw 3 plus pounds of ground beef in the crock pot with some onions and garlic, setting it on low to do its thing. Afterwards, I packaged the drained browned meat into three meals. Two possible uses: Beef & Potato Casserole and Western Casserole

Made and froze meatballs -- recipe next week :)

Made a couple loaves of Banana Bread.

Made up a big ole batch of Waffles so the boys have an easy warm breakfast option for school days.

But above and beyond that, I also pulled out a bunch of canning jars and reorganized my dry stores in the "pantry" and my baking cabinet.  A rather successful day if I do say so myself.

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Maria Zannini said...

Crockery cooking is my favorite.

I think you need to teach the boys how to cook. Think how irresistible that'll make them to future girlfriends/wives. :grin:

Sherri said...

Oldest makes a mean egg burrito :)

Love my crock pot...actually have two now so am in heaven!

Liz Fichera said...

I may start calling you "Martha Stewart." Send some of those homemade waffles my way, please!! And I wouldn't turn down a piece of homemade banana bread either.

P.S. Without the crock pot in my house, we would have starved to death long ago.

Sherri said...

LOL Liz! Maybe I need to set up a care package business.