In the next 2 weeks I plan on doing our mega freezer cooking marathon to stock the basement freezer with dinners and quick meals for when the baby is born. I came across some new recipes that I wanted to try out beforehand just in case they were flops. I learned my lesson after making a slew of meals that sounded great but in the end I had a freezer full of "yuckies" as Tommy said after eating one of the said meals.
Today while the boys were napping and Trent was doing some work I whipped up: 2 dozen Banana Cinnamon Muffins 1 dozen of Banana Cinnamon Muffin Bites 1 Beef Roast, half for dinner the other half for spicy tacos 2 dozen Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins 1 batch laundry detergent 6 Bacon, Egg and Bacon Breakfast sandwiches
The Banana Cinnamon Muffins are a favorite in our house. We can literally go through a dozen a day! The boys love them for breakfast or a quick snack. I altered the original recipe a bit to make it healthier.
Ingredients 1/4c white sugar 1t ground cinnamon 3/4c butter 3 c white sugar (I use Splenda) 3 eggs 6 very ripe bananas, mashed 1 (16oz) container sour cream (I only use 8oz) 2t vanilla extract 2t ground cinnamon 1/2t salt 3t baking soda 4.5c all purpose flour (I use 1c white flour, 3.5c wheat flour)
Directions 1.Preheat oven 300 degrees. Grease muffin pan. Stir 1/4c sugar and 1t cinnamon together in a small bowl. Dust pans lightly with cinnamon and sugar mixture. We usually just use the cinnamon.
2. Cream butter and 3c sugar (or splenda). Mix in eggs, bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Put in muffin tins.
Bake 15-20 or until fork comes out clean. If making bread instead of muffins, bake for 1 hour. Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins Cornbread muffin mix: 1c cornmeal 1c wheat flour 1t baking powder 1t salt 2 eggs 2T honey 1/4c melted butter 1c buttermilk
Directions: 1. Stir together dry ingredients, add eggs, honey, butter and buttermilk. Stir.
Sloppy Joes: I cheated and used Manwich with browned ground turkey
Spoon the cornbread mixture into a greased muffin tin, about half full. Then put a large Tablespoon of sloppy joe mixture in the center of each muffin tin.
I think I baked these at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, can't remember. Breakfast Sandwiches
So incredibly simple!
Stirred 5 eggs then poured into 6 greased muffin tin. Baked at 375 degrees until done...20 minutes?
Meanwhile I cooked 6 strips of turkey bacon and toasted 6 English muffins. When the eggs are done let them cool completely on a wire rack. Make sandwiches, English Muffin, egg, bacon, slice of American cheese, top off with other half of English muffin. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and place all in a freezer ziploc bag. When ready to eat unwrap and heat in microwave until warm, you can also place the sandwich in a damp paper towel when reheating.
Life seems to be flying by, especially since having the guys! Everyday they say or do something that just tugs at our heart, amazes us or even brings us(me) to tears! We want to remember it all!! We want to remember all the fun we had, all the messy fingers, and yes, even the hard times! God has truly blessed us with a wonderful family, amazing children, and each other! How grateful are we!? So here goes trying "remember"!