Good morning! As I mentioned yesterday, today is a day of baking and cooking (and freezing) with the hope of “getting ahead” a bit on some snacks, breakfasts and meal components.
I woke up this morning and made one important discovery….2 pounds of pintos are not going to work in a 4.5-quart crockpot! I’ve never made this much at once and didn’t think about it when I poured the whole bag in to my “regular” crockpot. When I checked them as I was making my coffee, I found that the soaking process had expanded them to the top of the pot! Luckily I also have a 6-quart, so I did a quick rinse and switcheroo and the beans are on! Cooking time is supposed to be 8 hours on low, but they are pretty well hydrated now and I don’t think that they are going to take that long!
After gulping down a pot cup of coffee and pulling butter out to soften, I was off to get the kids out of bed and off to school.
Then I realized that not only did I not have enough eggs and milk to get through Baking day, I also forgot to start the dishwasher before I went to bed (probably because the Oscars were so boring last night that I fell asleep on the sofa watching them!).
So after a quick run to Acme and starting the dishwasher (which is now done)the actual baking got off to a slower start!
The beans are a-cookin’ and I have a double batch of pumpkin muffins done (I made some of them mini-muffins for my 2-year old) and the Baked Oatmeal just went in the oven.
Add one more large muffin to the count, because my daughter had no intention of waiting until the 2nd batch came out and for me to take a picture before she ate one!
Are you doing any baking today? How is it going?