Thursday, November 4, 2010

Freezing Pancakes

I'm starting to freeze food for our baby's arrival in January. (The countdown has begun!) I have a big Freezer Cooking day scheduled for Nov 20th, but the more I can do ahead, the better!

One area that we know will be a struggle in the early months is breakfast, as my mother-in-law won't be over to help until later in the morning and I don't know how functioning I'll be that early! My husband is a totally capable cook, (as long as I'm not trying to "help" him) but by making it easier for him to prepare breakfast for himself and my son to get out the door in the morning, makes me feel more comfortable.

So this week, when my son was begging for pancakes for breakfast, I decided to make a triple batch, then freeze the remainder for January. I was feeling pretty go-get-'em at 7:30 am that day!

I let the pancakes cool completely, then froze them in a single layer on a cookie sheet, which took a few turns. After they were frozen, I placed a square of waxed paper inbetween each pancake (so you can pull out however many you'd like and it's not a huge frozen block!) then stacked them up in a bread bag. The vertical bag works better for me than trying to layer them in a regular gallon freezer bag.

Some of our favorite pancake recipes are:
Sour Cream Pancakes
Edna Mae's Pancakes
Light & Fluffy Pancakes

And don't forget to make some extra Homemade Maple Syrup!

I am also planning to make two batches of Baked Oatmeal on my big Freezer Cooking day and wrap the pieces individually so we can defrost as many as we need each morning. I'm contemplating Freezer Egg Sandwiches (I'm a much bigger egg eater than my husband) or Breakfast Burritos.

This recipe is now included in my Creatively Domestic's Freezer Meals ebook for sale on Amazon. To view this recipe and many others, please visit (and buy if you're interested) from that site.

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