Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's that time of year again

No not Christmas!
Although Christmas break is sounding really good right now!

School has started so in order to prepare, I had a few baking days.I decided this year to do it by meals.....breakfast, lunch and dinner. First up was........breakfast.

Since muffins are so easy to make, freeze and reheat, I started with that. I made...

Banana Bread Muffins

Next came the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

The next 2 types of muffins are news ones. I thought I would try these out since I have bags and bags of frozen fruit from the spring and summer. I will include recipes because I thought both were delicious!

Blueberry Streusel Muffins


2 cp flour( I used whole white wheat)
1 1/2 ts baking powder
1/2 ts salt
1/2 c unsalted butter, soft
1 c sugar
2 eggs
2ts vanilla extract
1/2 milk
2c fresh frozen blueberries

In a small bowl mix baking powder, flour and salt. In a larger bowl beat butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and milk. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix. Add blueberries and put in muffin tins.

For streusel mix 1/2 c sugar, 1/3 flour, 1/4 butter, soft and 1 1/2 ts cinnamon. Put on top of muffin.
Bake 350 for 20 minutes

Blueberry/Strawberry Muffins with Streusel


2 c whole white wheat flour
2/3 c sugar
2 ts baking powder
1/2 ts baking soda
1/2 ts salt
1/4 ts cinnamon
2 eggs
1 stick unsalted butter, melt
1 c buttermilk
1 T grated lemon zest
3/4 c blueberries
3/4 c strawberries

In a bowl whisk all the dry ingredients. In a large bowl beat eggs with butter. Add buttermilk, lemon and whisk. Add dry to wet and stir. Fold in fruit and scoop into a muffin pan. Bake 400 for 20 minutes.

Besides muffins, I also made some homemade baking mix for sausage balls.

 Sausage and Cheese Biscuits

For the  last 2 breakfast items I like to mix, roll or cut and freeze in ziploc bags. All I have to do is take as many as I need and bake.

Hopefully, we can make it last for the rest of August.


  1. I've got to get my freezer stocked back up with easy stuff, too. I'm going to try by preparing 1-2 freezer meal ideas each day. So, hopefully it won't be as daunting. If I get ONE day each day, then that's better than NONE! :)

  2. I am usually worn out by the end of a cooking day but it is so worth it to just grab in the morning and run.