Once a Month Meals founder, Tricia, shares her adventures doing a freezer friendly baking day in two parts.
Yesterday, I made pumpkin puree and apple pie kits as part of #bakingday. Today, I still had some energy and felt like baking, so I decided to make a few final things at the last minute. The best part of the whole day was that my 14 month-old even decided he wanted to participate! He came out, got his bowl, and asked to get up in his highchair. I put him at the table with a bowl, spoon and measuring utensil and he played and watched me as I went. That is until it was his nap time. So cute! Here is what I decided to do:
I had the pumpkin puree to use up from yesterday so I decided on a double batch. I loved these with the butterscotch chips last time I made them, but Money Saving Mom’s post using regular chocolate chips also intrigued me. So I made a double batch of the recipe and separated the batter into two bowls prior to adding the chips. I then added butterscotch chips to one batch and chocolate chips to the other. I figure my husband will like the chocolate chip ones better anyway.
I had this planned on my menu for Saturday but figured I could scrounge up the ingredients and make a batch for tonight and freeze some since I had the time and ambition. I didn’t have quite the amount of broccoli that I needed but I figure I will just cook more the night I serve this. They turned out great and now we have two extras for the freezer!
These are my husbands FAVORITE! My freezer inventory indicated that I had 25 frozen bananas that needed to be used. Since I was feeling good and the oven was on I decided to make a double batch of these too. I probably could have done with a single batch but I wanted to use up 12 of the bananas and free up some freezer space so I doubled it. I made muffins out of the first batch and bread out of the second. We now have 36 muffins and 5 loaves of bread! That should last him until at least next week!
At the conclusion of my day, I was starting to feel some tightness (Braxton-Hicks) in my belly, so I decided I had overdone it. Just then my mom showed up to help me out with Isaac (in exchange for a little help on her job search too). That was a HUGE God-send. It was a great day and I am happy I accomplished so much. My freezer is officially off the charts F.U.L.L.