Filling your freezer with food isn't just for having a new baby or to get by during morning sickness. It's a wonderful tool that helps real mamas make real, nutritious food during regular seasons of life, without going insane. Especially those days where there just isn't enough energy and/or time to pull anything real together.
Fish Mama and Money Saving Mom (smart ladies that they are) decided to get together and co-host a "baking day", which is just their way of saying "a day where I spend all day in the kitchen preparing food so that I have time to do other things on all those other days!". It's a great idea, and one which I have often put into practice myself. So naturally, I decided to join them! My freezer is emptied out of that glorious after-baby stash that I worked so hard to make, and yet, there are still days when I wish I could just grab something from the freezer. Now I'll be able to.
Though I'll be working like a mad-woman in my kitchen all day, I will be doing my best to live-blog and Tweet what I'm doing during my baking/cooking day. I'll keep you updated on my progress as the day goes on, and if you decide to join me (well, join us- the many, many moms who have taken up this challenge together!), you can check in on my blog or on Twitter (@keeperhome) to see where I'm at, and let me know how you're doing! You'll find us all tweeting away using the hashtag #bakingday.
And here is my ambitious list of what I'd like to accomplish...
2 loaves soaked, yeasted bread (from Sue Gregg's grains book)
Double batch of banana-cranberry muffins
Triple batch of soaked tortillas
Double batch of granola bars
2 meals of Chicken Tetrazinni
1 big batch of meatballs
A batch of yogurt
1 large Shepherd's Pie
Dice several large, nitrite-free sausages I bought yesterday and split them into meal-sized portions
Cook 1 lb taco meat
If I have time:
Bake pumpkins for making pumpkin puree
It might be a bit much for one day, but whatever I don't get done on Tuesday I will push over to Wednedsay morning.
It sounds like fun, doesn't it? You know you want to join me! :)