Baking Day!

This week Crystal and Fishmama are co hosting a baking day, and since I haven’t done one of these since before the baby was born, I’m quite overdue! I love having a couple meals in the freezer ready to go, or at least partially finished so it doesn’t take so long to cook up each night.

My plan for today is to get the kitchen clean, grocery shop for needed ingredients, and get some food prep done.

Food prep:

  • soak oatmeal (for breakfast)
  • soak rice
  • soak beans

Then tomorrow I plan on making:

  • Granola Bars, 2 batches
  • Blueberry spelt muffins, 2 batches
  • GF zucchini muffins
  • GF applesauce muffins
  • cooked ground beef, 2 pounds placed in 1/2 pound amounts in ziplocs
  • cooked taco meat, 2 pounds
  • make crockpot chicken (some for dinner, some for later)
  • make chili
  • make mexican rice

Tuesday night prep; clean kitchen, get chicken broth going in crockpot, soak pancake batter

Wednesdays plan:

  • make pancakes (some for breakfast, some for later)
  • make cream cheese chicken pasta casserole (half for dinner, half for later)
  • make fermented ketchup
  • make mayo
  • marinate and freeze steaks
  • marinate and freeze chicken
  • make playdoh :-)
  • make spaghetti sauce, 4 batches
  • make pizza sauce, 4 batches
  • make bbq sauce, 2 batches

While my list is rather daunting, I’m hoping to make some good headway and get most of this list done in just a couple days, though it may drag out all week if my kiddos have anythign to do with it!

And you can follow along on twitter using the hashtag #bakingday!

About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. You make your own bbq sauce?? I hope you plan on sharing the recipe! And I need to make pizza sauce, too… Remind me to add that to my list tomorrow. so that’s…
    *pizza sauce.

    I may be able to remember that.

  2. Ok, I apologize for just barging in, but I came across the idea of baking day and am intrigued. My one question is:

    What’s the best way to store all this stuff? I understand freezing things like sauce, cassaroles, etc. How does the muffin storage go and the baked goods storage go? We freeze our bought bread, but would really like to whip up a bunch of bread and store for the long haul.

    As a side note, can you just store batter, or do you need to cook?

    Thanks in advance!

    donielle Reply:

    @corrie, I just store my baked goods in a ziploc and suck out the air with a straw! Never had any problems. I’ve tried freezing my homemade bread a couple times and wasn’t impressed. I don’t know if batter would thaw well, but you could bag up and freeze the dry ingredients and just add the wet ingredients when you want to make it! I used to do that quite often and it works great.

  3. Thanks so much! I tried this and it worked well!

    I did try freezing my bread, and it worked when I wrapped it in heavy tin foil. 😉