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This Will Change My Life

October 28th, 2006 at 06:04 pm

Oh my goodness Iím excited. When I made a big batch of combo oatmeal-cream of wheat-apricots the other day, I froze it in a large muffin tin. Now I have a large bag full of single serving breakfasts! I plan to steal the idea for stews and casseroles too, since I often run out of cottage cheese and salsa tubs. This way I know what the item is without marking a bunch of containers. Iíve done a variation of this with ice cubes trays for pasta sauce and apple sauce, but the size of an ice cube ice cube doesnít lend itself to as easy a meal-Iíd need multiple cubes. Also, my 12 cup muffin tin will hold a heck of a lot more than an ice cube tray.

Being a simple gal creates so many opportunities for happiness!

4 Responses to “This Will Change My Life”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Big Grin arent life changing light bulb moments the best???

  2. yummy64 Says:

    Do you have a recipe for the cream of wheat oatmeal apricot. I'll substitute red river cereal or barley for the oats..

    I can nuke in the AM. I'm sure I can. So long as I preset the coffee maker...

  3. lrjohnson Says:

    No recipe, Yummy, sorry. These days I don't measure the water and oatmela, just eyeball it-sometimes it's runnier than others. I just dumped in some cream of wheat; I'm not even sure of the proportion, I think it was 2/3-ish oatmeal and 1/3-ish cream of wheat when cooked. I made about 5 or so cooked cups? Maybe 7? And then I took one of the large cans of apricots, frained it a little (saved the juice) and pureed the apricots in the blender. Being free and easy and recipe-less has its benefits, such as really never lacking any ingredient, however if i have a total hit, I can rarely exactly duplicate it.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I make meatloaf in muffin tins for easy grab and go foods where a microwave is handy for warming up.

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