May 2, 2013

Freezer Cooking Day

One thing I have started doing since working outside the home is to do one day a month of freezer cooking.  I love having meals in the freezer that I can pull out and are ready to be baked when the girls get home from school.  My work schedule has changed for now because it has been so slow.  I've always had Friday's off, and now I get Monday's off too.  I know, don't hate me...*ducks*
Obviously, I love this schedule as it gives me lots of freedom to do things that I haven't been able to do since having kids!  Like go out to lunch with friends, volunteer in school and so on.  

I sure enjoy having that day to get things prepared for the week!  This week I made meatballs ala Pioneer Woman, they are soooooo delicious, and flavorful.  I also made Tator Tot Hotdish, Cheeseburger Quiche from my 30 Day Gourmet Freezer Cooking Manual, red sauce for lasagna, granola, pancakes and homemade Lara bars.   My fail for the day was the pancakes.

I found a recipe online for pancakes using coconut flour that I've had on hand for awhile, but never used.   I don't know that I will keep the flour, as it is very hard to work with.  Coconut flour absorbs liquids very quickly, therefore you need to use more liquid than normal.  This recipe called for 6 eggs.  Yowsa!  The pancakes were very eggy tasting and none of us cared for them.  Emma said she would eat them with a lot of syrup...Alayna said it tasted like a sugared homelet (her version of an omelet).  Not sure if my flour was old, or if that is really how they are supposed to taste???

Anyone else ever tried coconut flour?

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