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Monday, February 13, 2012

Make-ahead Monday #7

Hi, readers, and welcome to another week and another week of recipes!

This week, I probably won't do any freezer cooking, but I'll be enjoying the fruits of my labor. I'm mostly taking the week off from cooking, and we'll be eating easy meals and meals from the freezer this week. These past couple of weeks have been really busy, add that to the fact that I'm now in my 3rd trimester, and you get one pooped out Momma! I plan to catch up on some much needed rest (and blogging) this week, and hopefully be back to my usual cookin' self by next week.

Last week, I did manage to get a few things into the freezer. My local grocery store had a shelf of overripe bananas marked way down, so I bought them all and put them in the freezer. We go through a lot of frozen bananas making smoothies and muffins and other such things at our house.

2 gallons o' bananas! 

I also started a loaf of bread, but like I said, it was a busy week, and I got interrupted and didn't have a chance to put it in the oven. I have found a really good soaked whole grain bread recipe to go with our whole grain challenge. I'll be sharing it next week.

It was off to a nice start, don't you think? I can't complain about being interrupted, my hubby took my on a surprise date. Way more fun than watching bread rise. Even for a nerd like me who likes watching bread rise! :)

I made the soaked whole grain biscuits on page 484 of my Nourishing Traditions cookbook. They were good, but definitely had a "whole grain" heaviness to them. I'm trying this new trick with baking lately, it's called "following the recipe." Novel idea, don't you think? I'm terrible at following recipes. I'm always trying to improvise and make it healthier/cheaper/easier. Often it works out, sometimes it doesn't. Anyways, I'm telling you all this to say that the biscuits needed about 1/2 cup more buttermilk (or kefir) than the recipe called for. Next time I'll know.
Still pretty tasty, though not very pretty looking....

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Sometime today, I plan to post and link up my recipe for breakfast cake and breakfast milkshake. Both are deceptively healthy and decadent tasting. At the same time. I had hoped to share both of these recipes last week, but just didn't quite get around to it. They are delicious, though!

What recipes do you have to share this week?

The link-up 

Please share some posts from your blog of favorite meals and dishes that can be prepared ahead of time! I'm stocking my freezer for the arrival of our new baby, and could use all the ideas I can get!

 Posting etiquette: If you do link-up, please leave a comment in the comments sections and link back to this page from your original blog post. If you do not have a blog post to share, please share your favorite recipes or links in the comments section!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting! Today I posted my cultured ketchup recipe (fish sauce free!)