What a weekend!
After I posted this weekend’s freezer cooking challenge Friday night I did not even think about the granola bars again until today around 10:00am. If I was nearly as busy everyday as I am Friday night to Sunday night there would be no need to exercise or track calories. Seriously, it is nonstop action in my weekend world.
With it being almost 90 degrees today I decided to haul all the ingredients and cooking gear to my parent’s house so the kiddos could run through the sprinkler with Aunt Kelly and the neighborhood kids while I baked. I should mention that my parents do not have central air so I am pretty sure I dropped 10lbs in the couple hours I was preparing the snacks. It was a hot one today!
I decided to make the Ellie Krieger energy bars over the other granola bar recipes I posted. I find these bars a lot easier to make than your average granola bar recipe and I wanted easy peasy today. Basically, you just throw the ingredients in a food processor and when it becomes moist press it into a 9 x 13 pan and bake for 20 minutes. I was able to whip up 5 batches with minimal effort. This recipe is also very adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand. I used chocolate and coconut for a few batches then cranberries and chocolate for another. All in all I made around 100 energy bars. This picture is about 3 of the batches.
I did not make any other freezer cooking recipes this weekend. Most likely I will prepare some pizza dough during the week. For the most part, I still have a nice selection of food in my freezer so I was not too worried about taking it easy today.
What about you? Did you get to freezer cook or prepare any food ahead of time this weekend?
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