Baking Day. I love baking day.
It used to be that baking treats for your family was an excellent way to save money by not buying those packaged cookies and cakes but I don't that that that is the case any longer. With the price of butter, milk and all the flours skyrocketing it is no longer a matter of saving money, however it is still worth doing.
When you bake for your family you can control the ingredients. There won't be anything unpronouncable in there and you can can control the amount of sugar or sweetener as well as deciding which kind is best for your family.
Over the years I have developed the habit of having one baking da a week to make treats and breads for my family. Now I need two, so Tuesday and Friday will likely find me, at least for a couple of hours, in the kitchen baking. I find it a soothing occupation and my children look forward to seeing what I am going to come up with for them.
Do you have a set baking day?
The plan for this week:
Monday: American Chop Suey, steamed broccoli, crusty bread.
Tuesday: Beef and barley soup, garlic bread
Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner, pancakes and hamsteak
Thursday: Stuffed shells and meatballs
Friday: Pizza night
Saturday: Chicken and dumplings (prepared ahead as mama will be away)
Sunday: Pork roast? (I may do leftovers if there are enough)