Monday, June 1, 2015

Sunday cooking for the week - May 31, 2015

I was bound and determined this weekend to prepare a few lunch and breakfast items for the week ahead.  This would hopefully make packing lunches and grabbing breakfasts easier as well as helping me save a little moolah.

We have had some seriously cool and rainy weather for the last week or so here in mid Missouri.  Personally, I am ready for warm/hot - summer weather, but it appears I'll be waiting a little longer.....


Rainy/cool weather does make for good cooking weather.  I spent the cool, dreary day doing something I enjoy.  Cooking!  I started the day making breakfast.  My husband loves this combination:







Bakin' Bacon (I didn't make the biscuits-we had bagels.)

Later in the day, I decided to make a batch of these homemade pigs in a blanket to stick in the freezer for fast and easy lunch packing.  These are so easy to make since the dough is made in the bread machine.  I figure one batch of bread dough and a $1.00 package of hot dogs saves me a bunch and they smell oh so yummy coming out of the oven!



While the oven was hot, I made some Chocolate Granola.  Great for my breakfast and snacking pleasure!  I can't get enough of this stuff!




For supper, I made a favorite, Hawaiian Chicken:



I even mixed up my own Homemade Egg Roll Wrappers (easy recipe coming this week) for some Baked Egg Rolls:



Making the egg roll wrappers was so fun!  And they were perfect.  I can't wait to share that recipe here.

I froze my leftover white rice from supper in single portion bags for easy reheating.  Reheating frozen rice works so much better than refrigerated.  I'm not sure why that is, but it is what it is LOL.  I also froze the leftover egg rolls.  I even love them for breakfast!

I had some leftover Best Goulash Ever languishing in my fridge.  Before letting it spoil,  I scooped it into some pint canning jars for storing in the freezer.  They will make great substitutions for canned beefaroni which I don't buy any more.  I'm thinking any sort of "freezes great" type casserole should make wonderful single sized meals if packed in canning jars for my freezer.  I may do more items like this.

I'll share the egg roll wrapper recipe soon!  What a great cooking day!  And it was soooooo much easier packing my lunch and grabbing breakfast this morning since I had so many homemade, and ready choices to pick from.

Have a great week!



Gina


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