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I made my own 'pre-mixes'

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Mon, Sep 3, 01 at 20:28

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??

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Ohh, I love the idea of prechopping for the crockpot and freezing it in the freezer!! THANKS, Bonnie!

What about potatoes & carrots?

Do you think you can do it with carrots and potatoes too? Hmm, perhaps not the potatoes, would they discolor? Anyone have any experience with freezing these?

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Blanch the potatoes

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:) Thanks polkadot! I just love ya'll. I've learned so much here at this site!

RE: I made my own 'pre-mixes'

My family really liked this Chicken Crumb Coating. I made it for my son who is living in his first apartment.

2 c. crushed cornflakes
1 c. Parmesan cheese
1/4 c. sesame seeds
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp. ground oregano

Mix all ingredients together. Pour some of the crumb coating mix into a bowl. Pour a little milk into another bowl. Dip chicken pieces into the milk. Roll chicken in coating mix. Place in a greased baking pan. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until juices run clear.

Refrigerate Crumb Coating Mix.

RE: I made my own 'pre-mixes'

I like the idea of doing all the prep, cutting and measuring (not to mention making the mess) in one shot to make meal prep easier. I would like to try chopping all the veggies for soup and stews ahead of time. This time of year is great to get veggies cheaply at the Farmer's Market too. I was wondering if you need to blanch the vegetables before you freeze them? The vegetables I would probably use are: onions, celery, carrots, peppers?, and possibly green beans. If blanching is needed, should they be blanched before or after the chopping or doesn't that matter?

Thanks for the advice and good ideas!!

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