My family loves homemade food. As our family has grown, doubling a batch of cookies or meals to have seconds or freezer items is no longer possible. We quadruple recipes as a rule and sometimes still don't have the extras for the freezer like we want. Summer is almost here, all ten weeks of it. Summer is not the best time for baking. Not to mention, I want time to play and swim with my kids. As I don't love heating the house with the oven in the summer, one of my goals before summer starts is to load the freezer with 20 bags of cookies (min 16 each), 10 dinners, 10 loaves of sweet bread and 5 gluten free cakes. Maybe 10-20 loaves of regular bread as well. :) Part of the challenge will be not to give away all the extras and keep them hidden from the troops so they don't get devoured before their proper time. Today project stock the freezer began. Excuse me while I go hide these four loaves of pumpkin bread, and three bags of healthy cookies. Here's to a cool summer kitchen, at least until I start canning so we can have vegetables in the winter. :)
And yes, we ate some today and have more for tonight or tomorrow.