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When the kids are back in school, time is of the essence, so having all the things you need to getting your baking done and meals prepped ahead of time is very important. I usually like to use my Sunday’s to meal plan and do any baking I need for the week ahead. That way I can start the week off on the right foot.
Luckily Kitchen Stuff Plus has all the things that I need to help get my baking and food prep done quickly and efficiently. No time to waste here.
And if you are like me, and your dishwasher is your own 2 hands and don’t have a lot of storage space, having multifunctional items that reduce the number of dishes you have to be washing and store are life savers. I happened upon these multipurpose mixing bowls that not only nest into each other so that they save space, they have air tight lids that make them perfect for serving and then being able to pop on a lid and store the leftovers all in the same bowl.
Whether you’re cutting up veggies for the kids snacks or meat up for that stir fry dinner, those sharp knives can wreak havoc on a countertop aren’t doing it on a cutting board. Always make sure you have them handy. I am always so cautious about cutting meat on the same cutting board as my veggies or other foods so I keep different cutting boards for each type of food to prevent any cross contamination. Keeping the kid healthy from all the school germs out there is hard enough; the last thing I want is any of my meals causing sickness.
Am I the only one who has just discovered silicon pans? Seriously, where have they been all my life? It never seemed like I ever was able to grease my pans enough and things were always sticking and practically ruined things trying to get them out. With the muffin pan , whether I am making my Greek Yogurt Oatmeal banana muffins (recipe below) or my Versatile Veggie/Ham Egg “burgers”, they pop out of the pan like a dream. And brownies, cakes or even lasagna are served out perfectly in the oblong cake pan. No more waste and no more frustration with these.
Greek Yogurt Banana Oatmeal Muffins (Makes 12)
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup old fashion oats
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
3 ripe bananas
¼ cup honey, agave or maple syrup
1 tbsp olive oil
2/3 cup 0% vanilla greek yogurt
1 tbsp milk
3/4 cup chocolate chips or blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients together.
- In a medium bowl mix all wet ingredients until smooth with hand blender.
- Fold wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups. If using a metal or glass muffin pan, be sure to grease well.
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when poked.
With some easy to prepare recipes and the tools to get meals ready and on the table quickly, here’s to hoping getting the kids back to school is a pleasant time for everyone.