Friday, January 25, 2019

Best laid plans and some freezer cooking

Three weeks ago I had a plan to do all kinds of grocery shopping, then hit the drugstores up later that same week. The Monday I hit up the produce market and left there with a full cart, then Sams and the grocery stores.

Tuesday I stayed home to catch up on household chores. As I headed downstairs after washing the kitchen floor, I hit the top basement step, slipped and went thudding all the way down the stairs. I watched the bucket of water and mop go flying through the air and hit the basement floor. (Thankfully our basement floor is tiled, so it was easy clean up for DH) I couldn't get up for a while. Then I couldn't find my phone to call DH who was working in the shop. I finally made it to the shop and told him what happened. Thankfully I didn't break anything, but an hour afterwards, the pain hit my back and side. So for 2 weeks, I was in pain and spent quite a bit of time in bed. I'm finally back to my old self again, so now I'm once again playing catch up. This seems to be my new normal. sigh. I will say though that I am thankful for my stockpile and freezer cooking. It always comes in handy during an emergency.

This week I did a bit more freezer cooking, since I hate cooking in the morning. In a perfect world, someone would just stick a cup of coffee into my hand and everyone will leave me alone until my coffee kicks in. Of course this doesn't happen, but I still don't want to have to cook breakfast for anyone, myself included. So freezer cooking it is.

Blueberries (a favorite of mine) has been on sale at several stores, so I stocked up. I used a whole box of Heart Smart Bisquick to make pancakes and waffles. Some blueberry, some gingerbread. I always crush my blueberries so that its spread evenly in the batter. I didn't make too many waffles, cause I'm the only one who's nuts about it.

I topped the pancakes with butter/margarine, syrup, cinnamon and fresh blueberries and rolled them up to be frozen. Now it's all ready to just be heated when we want to eat some. Easy peasy. I didn't do anything with the waffles. I like to top it with fresh bananas and cinnamon. I also made some lemon/blueberry and banana oatmeal muffins last Sunday, so we have more than enough breakfast food.

Does anyone else do breakfast freezer cooking? I know most people do that for dinner, but I like having all meals prepped in advance.


  1. I do for my dh. He likes breakfast earlier than I get up most mornings (7:30). I make Steele cut oatmeal in the instant pot, a no-crust quiche, pancakes, and baked oatmeal with blueberries. He didn't like reheated French toast so I stopped that.

    1. Thanks for mentioning quiche Cheryl. I haven't made any in ages. I'll add it to my list. I never thought to make oatmeal in the instant pot. I'll have to try that. Thank you!

  2. Ouch! I'm glad you didn't break anything in that fall....going down like that is always scary!
    When the kids were young(school age)they were always responsible for grabbing their own breakfast. I did keep things like granola bars, juice boxes(things they could eat on the way to school)plus cereals/quick oats/frozen waffles they could eat before leaving if they got up in time to actually here. Weekends I'd make a big breakfast on Sat.(meat/eggs/pancakes or waffles)fresh and usually made enough of the cakes/waffles to just reheat on Sunday(or use Monday before school).

  3. Thanks Sluggy! My guys can fix their own breakfasts, but I still have to do mine every day. I like to have a big breakfast, because I sometimes skip lunch when I'm out. So having everything ready to just heat and eat works for me :)


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