I like having dried food on hand. Right now I have several months supply of dried milk, pasta, and beans. I also have dried eggs. Just having food and keeping it for a rainy day, to me, is not an efficient way of running a home. If I have food, it needs to be used and replenished. Even dried stuff eventually goes bad. The milk, pasta and beans I have no problem using up but with the eggs I’ve had to get creative.
This past Sunday I had a bunch of family coming over for lunch. I have a job in my church that takes up a bunch of my time Sunday morning so I didn’t have time to make breakfast. The other day, in order to inspire my kids to do some cleaning, I made one of their favorite muffins – Alton Brown’s Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins. While I was making them I decided to make a double batch and freeze them. I usually don’t use paper muffin liners but for freezing them, they are required. Here is how you do it:
I mean literally! My kids LOVE bacon. Unfortunately it is getting more expensive every day. I have two ways of continuing to give my kids what they like and saving money – buying bits and spreading it out.
Whenever my nieces and nephews visit their most requested meal is pizza. My homemade pizza is famous! For every birthday and holiday it is an absolute must. One of the reasons I think that everyone loves it so much is that everyone makes their own. Most of them just put tomato sauce and cheese on it, but they get to pat out the dough, spread the sauce and sprinkle the cheese. Somehow that must make it taste better!
Everyone loves these cookies! I have students that will do back flips if I promise them one. I think it is the combination of “fats” that I use – margarine, butter and cream cheese. I’ve been experimenting with this recipe for decades (oh my gosh it really has been 20 years!) and I think I’ve perfected it. It makes a soft, rich cookie that has some body. ENJOY!