So Quarantine: Day 14 (no, we’re not sick, but with two asthmatic kids, we are taking things fairly seriously, so we are staying home except for grocery pickup runs, social distancing while on walks, and not allowing our kids to go to friends/out).
It’s kinda rough, folks. Am I right? The people in my house are really tired of each other. But we have some good moments, too. Moments like the 9, 12, and 13 year olds playing pirate in the basement. Moments where we play family games or have dance parties (Thanks Aunt Percy for the fun song! I’ve Got the Music in Me). We’ll get through this!
I thought I’d post a few ideas for you all to check out to make your meals/preps easier…Now…seriously, a disclaimer. I haven’t done anything with my blog for years – YEARS. I migrated it and none of the pictures/links migrated and I’ve been so busy and overwhelmed that I just stuck my head in the sand and ignored it. It’s ghetto. There aren’t many pics – they’ve all been replaced with this “no domain” things, so sorry….but the recipes are there and if you have any questions you can always post a comment or email. Also, like lots of recipes on this site, some are Thrive heavy, because I was/am a Thrive consultant, but you can always substitute fresh ingredients!
I posted my sandwich bread recipe several years ago. This makes an amazing whole grain sandwich bread and stays soft for days.
Best Ever 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
If this recipe is a little too ingredient intensive and you want to try a recipe with fewer (more basic) ingredients, this Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day is one we’ve used for years. It makes a delicious rustic bread and best of all, the dough can be made ahead and stored in the fridge until you want to bake.
Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. I don’t eat pancakes anymore, but the flavor in these is amazing and it’s awesome to make up several batches of this DIY Pancake Mix and have them on hand for the mornings. P.S. If you don’t have buttermilk, mix one cup milk with one tablespoon of white vinegar and let it sit for 5 minutes. If you don’t have wheat flour/wheat grinder, just use all All-Purpose Flour.
Buttermilk Wheat Pancake Mix
Instant Oatmeal Mix
Super Delicious Breakfast Cookies
Harvest Delight Granola
Homemade Pizza Night used to be a Friday night institution at our house. Life has evolved a little and we haven’t made pizza in a while, but we have plenty of time and no reason not to, so it’s on the menu for this week.
Pizza Crust Dough
Pizza Sauce and Seasoning Mix
DIY Taco Shell Bowls
DIY Chicken Nuggets
Super Speedy Refried Beans
DIY Make Ahead Bean & Cheese Burritos
Slow Cooker Ham & Potatoes
These are some treat ideas you may have the ingredients on hand for…
Take heart, my friends! We’ll survive this. I hope there’s something here that is helpful for you!
Until next time,