I made my own 'pre-mixes'
Ok - so I have been thinking about how much I would like to use my breadmaker and how come I don't use it as often - cam e up with it is such a hassle in my kitchen and getting stuff out of my pantry - flour is in a big container on the floor in the back - sm apartment - small "pantry" read extra closet - so.........
I got some large freezer bags. Labeled them and filled them with the bread ingredients - flour, salt, sugar, dried milk, then I wrote what to add at baking time. Also made some up for pizza dough and cornbread. I also filled a few bags with 3 cups of flour and 4 cups of flour. All are in a large plastic container in my pantry.
Just dump and use and I can reuse the bages.
THEN - I thought about winter and how I like to make soups. I thought of what is the hardest part - all the chopping to get ready for the crock pot - so I made my own soup starters for freezer. In each is a chopped onion, celery and garlic. Basic for whatever kind of soup I may make.
All in all took me 35 minutes and I have 8 loaves of bread and the start to 4 pots of soup.
Anyone else do something similar??