Welcome to my kitchen cabinet tour! You’ll also see where I organize the younger kids daily homeschool books and supplies. Come have a look, it’ll be fun!
KITCHEN CABINET TOUR (Including My Homeschool Storage Cabinets!)
I often share on my freezing cooking days about making various fruit breads and freezing them for the upcoming month. I run my mouth freely about blueberry bread, applesauce bread, and banana bread. My recipe is very simple and easy (how I roll 🙂 ). I make many pan fulls at a time and freeze for the coming weeks. If we need a loaf of blueberry bread for breakfast I will give everyone a slice with a yogurt, apple, or banana on the side. Add a cold glass of milk and the kiddos have lots of energy for our morning forest adventures.
The freezing and defrosting process is very simple. I store each loaf in a gallon size freezer bag. I’ll either set a bag out in the refrigerator the night before we need it or I put it in the microwave for a quick defrost the morning of. I also have a similar variation of fruit bread in the bread machine if you’re interested.
5 cups of blueberries (apple sauce, or mashed bananas, depending on which fruit bread you’re making)
1 cup of oil
5 tsp vanilla
2 cups milk
5 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
3 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
7 cups all purpose flour
Combined your dry ingredients in one bowl and mix well.
Add your wet ingredients in another bowl and blend together.
Join your dry and wet ingredients together and mix on medium speed.
Fill baking dishes 1/2 full with your fruit bread mixture.
Place filled baking dishes in preheated oven at 350 for 45-minutes to 1-hour.
Oven times may vary.
Let your loaves cool appropriately.
Place in gallon size freezer bags (for 9×13 size pans we cut in 1/2 placing each half in its own freezer bag), removing as much air as possible.
Freeze 2-3 months.
Before use place in refrigerator the night before needed or defrost using your microwaves defrost setting.
Nothing says comfort food more than piping hot casserole dishes full of Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese. Baked Macaroni can be a meal in and of itself or a hearty side that goes along with many family favorites. In today’s new cooking vlog for Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese, I share that we enjoyed this Mac and Cheese with baked chicken and steamed vegetables. You also might want to serve it with Slow Cooker Chicken BBQ, Easy Italian Chicken, or Slow Cooker Meatloaf.
Your family will love this large family style Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese! Make several pans at a time and share any extra with the neighbors.
In this new Mac and Cheese cooking vlog, it gets very noisy. The kids were dancing and having a good ol’ time, which made me feel like maybe I could video my dinner making attempts. I realize now by the high-pitch carrying-on that things get thunderous at several points. Hope you love us and our Mac and Cheese anyway! Real life noise included! xoxo
Click here to watch the full Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese | Large Family Recipes Cooking Vlog on YouTube!
Pizza Boats are a favorite in our family. Usually, we let the kids add their choice of toppings. A few days ago we made Pepperoni Pizza Boats. Here’s the quick recipe if you’d like to add it to your list of Easy Meals.
Another quick thought, before we made our Pizza Boats my husband heated the bread in the oven for about 7 minutes on 350. He wanted to toast the rolls slightly. And If you’re feeling adventurous here’s a recipe for homemade hoagie rolls.
Pizza Boats Recipe
Click here to watch the full Quick & Easy Pizza Boat Recipe | Large Family Recipes video!
Click here for more Easy Dinner Recipes!
SUPER MEGA “I’m About To Have a BABY!” Grocery Shopping Haul | Walmart Pick Up | Large Family Style!
Here’s my SUPER MEGA large family grocery shopping haul I filmed in June 2017, just a few weeks before Benjamin was born. This is a 6-week grocery haul with enough meal prep items for me to also make over 40+ more freezer meals. The total of this Walmart pick up haul was around $850 for our family of 9 (now 10 :). My husband also did a small fill in haul a few weeks later of about $200. This makes our grocery total for 6-weeks to be $1050, which breaks down to $175 per week.
Click here to watch the full SUPER MEGA “I’m About To Have a BABY!” Grocery Shopping Haul | Walmart Pick Up | Large Family Style!
Thanks so much for watching!!