Baking Day Update

by GettingFreedom on October 7, 2009

I’ve had so much fun baking the last few days. While I have been alone in my kitchen with nothing more than my radio going (and an occassional 4 year old, when he isn’t at school), I know that I have my Twitter friends who are baking along with me. Twitter was all a buzz with the #bakingday hashtag today. Everyone was tweeting what they were baking, their questions, and their progress. So fun!

I got a lot more accomplished today than I had originally anticipated. I love it when that happens! You can see my baking day plan here.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (2 bags of 20), Chocolate Chip Cookies (2 bags), 2 batches croutons (Garlic Paprika, and Garlic Pepper), French Bread Baguettes, and French Bread. Not included in this picture are the Breakfast Burritios I made this morning; I already stashed those in the freezer.

I started out by tossing my beans in the crockpot for dinner and mixing up my breads so that they would have time to rise. In addition to the 2 batches of French Bread, I also made a loaf of Whole Wheat bread. However, I used my new (bigger) loaf pan, which was too big. Lets just say it isn’t the prettiest loaf on the block.

I exeriemented around and made some Apple Streusel Muffins. They were really good–but there is still a bit of tweaking that needs to be done.

Last week when I was cleaning out my freezer (which is what inspired me to do a baking day) we found this old pack of hot dog buns, that was obviously past it’s prime. I hated to throw them out, so I turned them into Croutons! So good!

Lots of Taco Meat for the freezer.

Refried Beans. Plenty leftover to freeze (although I’ve never frozen them mashed up)

Jalapeno Cheddar Tortillas

In the midst of all my baking, I decided to go ahead and make up some Jalapeno Cheddar Tortillas for dinner, instead of my normal, plain jane one. I went ahead and browned and seasoned the whole pack of hamburger, so that I could freeze the leftovers for a quick meal.

Tomorrow, I will be baking again–if I still have energy!

Here is what I am hoping to do:

I should be set for awhile!

You can see other Baking Day participants over at Money Saving Mom.

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