Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Make-Ahead Day Update

I think I'll join the dog and hide behind the curtain for a nap! Help! It looks like a flour bomb went off EVERYWHERE and the kids have abandoned me. We are about 1/2 way through our list of food projects, but the mess is pretty extreme. The kids are whiny and I think they have reached their limit, but "I am pressing on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Actually, no, I am pressing on toward the goal to win the prize of two weeks of easy meal preparation.
Muffins are done and prepared for the freezer, along with an extra loaf of bread and a casserole. I believe Daniel mixed up enough hot chocolate mix for 2 long winters, AND we found a recipe for Vanilla Creamer (Byron's favorite)and we mixed up a big batch of that. I'll share the recipe if it passes the Byron test tomorrow.
Here's Daniel hard at work making sandwiches. We have one of those Pampered Chef press and seals and we make some into uncrustables for the kids and Byron likes to take PBJ for his lunch, too. He just takes one out of the freezer when he leaves in the morning and they are ready to eat by lunch. This doesn't work with white bread, by the way, the bread gets soggy.

Well, here I go back at it! I THINK this is a good idea, but it should only be tackled with a lot of caffeine and a cleaning lady would be great!


MJ @ 517 Creations said...

Love the idea of the make ahead PB&J's! If you use wheat bread, the bread doesn't get soggy? I'm going to have to try those!

groovie mom said...

I would love to have the whole wheat chocolate chip waffle recipe you mentioned in the last make ahead day post. We just got a waffle maker and are still searching for the perfect recipe. Is it online somewhere or can you blog about it? : )