As you know, our third little pumpkin hasn't made her appearance yet so I decided to plan things for us to do this week to keep me busy and distracted. I normally make homemade bread and keep extra loaves in the freezer but I haven't baked in quite some time because our freezer is so full of quick-prep foods for after Ella arrives. I decided to bake today and store everything in my brother's freezer. :)
I started off our morning @ 8 a.m. with two batches of bread (4 loaves in total) and then made two batches of chocolate chip muffins.
My friend, Betsy, arrived just about the time we pulled the first batch of muffins out of the oven. We ate breakfast and then put another batch of bread in the mixer. She had wanted to learn how to make bread so I tried to give her a crash course. Then we mixed up dough for two King Cakes.
I grew up in Louisiana and love sweets so the recipe for King Cake was more or less a treat to myself! I guess about then it was time to turn the first two batches into bread pans (thanks Mom, for loaning me some extras) and then lunch. After lunch we baked the bread, baked the King Cakes and decorated them. After Betsy left I put the other batch of bread into the oven and turned the final batch into bread pans. In total we made 8 loaves of bread, 24 chocolate chip muffins, and 2 King Cakes. Now it's 5 p.m. and I'm exhausted!
I hope you had a good Monday. I had a box of Stampin' Up! goodies arrive while we were baking so I'm excited to tear into it and make something new. Hopefully I will have something fun to post tomorrow!