When the kids are back in school, time is of the essence. Having all the things you need to getting your baking done and meals prepped in time is very important. I usually like to use my Sundays to meal plan and do any baking I need for the week ahead. That way I can start the week off on the right foot.
Luckily Kitchen Stuff Plus has all the things that I need to help get my baking and food prep done quickly and efficiently.
1. Nesting mixing bowls for easy storage
If you are like me, your dishwasher is your own 2 hands and you don’t have a lot of storage space. Having multifunctional items that reduce the number of dishes to wash and store are life savers. I found these multipurpose mixing bowls that not only nest into each other to save space, but have air tight lids that make them perfect for serving and storing leftovers. They’re also helpful for baking, of course (see below for more on my muffins recipe!)
2. Multiple cutting boards to prevent contamination
Whether you’re cutting up veggies for the kids or meat for a stir fry, sharp knives can wreak havoc on a countertop but they won’t on a cutting board! I am always so cautious about cutting meat on the same board as other foods so I keep different cutting boards to prevent any cross contamination. Keeping the kid healthy from all the school germs out there is hard enough – the last thing I want is any food-caused sickness.
3. Silicone baking pans for easy removal
Am I the only one who has just discovered silicon pans? Seriously, where have they been all my life?
It seemed like I was never able to grease my pans enough and things were always sticking to the pan. With the Trudeau silicone muffin pan, I can make my Greek Yogurt Oatmeal Banana Muffins (recipe below) or my Versatile Veggie/Ham Egg “burgers” pop out of the pan like a dream. These two recipes are perfect for those early back-to-school mornings!
This oblong cake pan is perfect for brownies, cakes or even lasagna!
Recipe: Greek Yogurt Oatmeal Banana Muffins
Makes 12 cupcakes
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- ½ cup old fashion oats
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 3 ripe bananas
- ¼ cup honey, agave or maple syrup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup 0% vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp milk
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips or blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients
- In a medium bowl use a hand blender to mix all wet ingredients until smooth
- Fold wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and blend until smooth
- Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups. If using a metal or glass muffin pan, be sure to grease well!
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean