Let's start with the freezer cooking. I made all of this this morning:
12 Breakfast Sandwiches
4 dozen Morning Glory Muffins
4 Dozen Banana Nut Muffins
1 loaf Banana Nut Bread
30 pieces French Toast
15 Belgian Waffles
3 dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies
4 dozen Peanut Butter Cookies
3 1/2 dozen Brownies
This is all of our breakfast and snack/lunch goodies for the next 2 weeks. I'm hoping that having breakfast in the freezer ready to heat up will save me some time in the mornings. We haven't been staying on schedule very well because I put off making breakfast, or don't know what to make, or just flat don't want to cook.
This is my answer to all of those problems. Crossing my fingers that it works out well for us.
One of the recipes that I made was called Morning Glory Muffins, and oh my gosh are they good. They are made with wheat flour, have carrots, apples, coconut and raisins as well as nuts in them. They are so hearty and filling and yet not heavy at all!
Morning Glory Muffins
from Loving My Domestic Life
2 cups wheat flour (I used white wheat)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 Tablespoons molasses
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup sugar (I only used 1/2 cup)
1 cup oil (I used 1/2 applesauce)
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
2 apples- peeled, cored and shredded
3/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup nuts
Mix flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix together molasses, sugar, eggs, vanilla and oil. Fold in carrots, apples, raisins and nuts. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and mix in the wet just until combined. Bake in paper lined muffins tins at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
BTW Azure Standard has REALLY nice muffin cups. Regular baking cups (they call them large) come 60 to a pack and are unbleached paper. They are biodegradable, chlorine free and are compostable. They are my FAVORITE baking cups. This isn't a plug for Azure Standard either, I just really LOVE these baking cups :)