Baking Day

If you visit my blog often, or even once in awhile, you will quickly notice that I LOVE to bake. I have said it before, and will probably will say it tons more, I would bake all day, everyday, if I could. And I got my chance last Saturday, well at least, part of the day (12 – 5:30)

With the boys back in school, I wanted to bake some breakfast snacks that they could grab and go, since we leave the house at 7 a.m. to take them to school.

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Even though I spent 5 1/2 hours baking, I got a lot done.  I find it easier to do lots of baking at one time.

  1. All of the ingredients are out
  2. The measuring cups are already dirty
  3. The oven is preheated
  4. The kitchen is a mess, so why not get lots done
  5. It frees up time during the week

One of the new tasks that I tried this time was having a tub of hot, soapy water in the sink to throw the dirty utensils in. It worked great and made clean up much quicker.

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So what did I end up with for my fruits of labor?

Zucchini Bread ~ 13 mini loaves ~ I froze some, shared some and we will eat a lot

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Zucchini Muffins ~ I used a new recipe and they turned out great

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Blueberry Muffins ~ An old stand-by

Blueberry Cupcakes ~ I was excited to get the Cupcake Tuesday cupcakes done a little earlier this week

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Breakfast Cookies ~ These turned out a little dry, I need to make them again and perfect the recipe before sharing it

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Peanut Butter Swirl Bars ~ The boys are a little tired of all the zucchini, and you can see these were the first to disappear

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake ~ The best, we love this

Choc Zucc Cake

Chocolate Zucc Cake

Baking Day worked for me. To see more Works For Me Wednesday ideas, please visit We Are THAT Family.

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Comments

  1. Looks delicious! I did a baking day a month or so ago, and it was so nice to have lots of great things in the freezer. I need to do that again soon!

  2. great idea. I too love to bake. In fact I have oatmeal banana muffins in as we speak.

  3. Chili Pepper says:

    I do this once a week. For about 3 hours my girls and I do all the baking for the week. We Make 3 loaves of sandwich bread, 4 sourdough artisan loaves, prep and refrigerate dough for 14 more loaves to bake later in the week, 8 dozen muffins, and several desserts. I also try to get several dinners and lunches prepped so they just have to be cooked or warmed for the week.

    I only make the mess once. I only heat up the kitchen once and I am so grateful when the week gets crazy that I have nutritious stuff ready to go.

  4. Sherry says:

    I am needing to do another one soon. They certainly help in our house. :D

  5. Oh my goodness! You make my baking days look whimpy! Lol! It all looks so wonderful, and it will come in so handy.

    …You wanna come to my house and bake? :)

  6. Buffie says:

    I have done baking days in the past and enjoyed them. I want to get back to doing that once the weather cools down here. I do try to spend a day of the weekend precooking some of the stuff for our weeknight dinners.

  7. Your pics are making me hungry! I agree; it is easier to make something else once you already have flour, sugar, etc. out on the counter!

  8. Lisa says:

    Baking Day! What a fun idea! :) Everything looks delicious.

  9. Courtney says:

    I love baking day too!! I just haven’t done it in forever, I will have to do it soon.

  10. I love the sense of accomplishment I get after a baking day! And getting to enjoy all the delicious food is great too! :)

  11. Wow! You win the master baker prize. All your baked goods look awesome! I love to bake, too, but you put me to shame!!! Lucky family :)

  12. I love those baking days. SO helpful! Thanks for linking up at URS!

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