Super-Fast Friday! The Breakfast Edition

21 Jan

Happy Friday, gang!

Today, we introduce Super-Fast Friday and I hope you’ll like it. Every Friday, I’ll share a tip or trick or idea to speed up your meal-making time. Kind of like real food in less time, giving you more time to spend with your family. As we go, I’d love to hear your tips as well! Leave them in the comments here or over on our Facebook page.

So. Here’s today’s Super-Fast Friday tip:

We do big breakfasts on the weekends. DH and I enjoy steel-cut oats from the slow cooker and the kids like pancakes or waffles.

Have you read the ingredients on a box of frozen pancakes lately? Can you pronounce all of that?

Yeah.

Double up your batter ingredients when you have everything out anyway. Let the extra cakes or waffles cool completely to room temperature, and then pop them into a freezer zip-top bag and into your freezer. During the week, nuke the frozen pancakes for about 30 seconds or pop waffles into the toaster on a low to medium setting (it helps here to take your waffles out of the iron a few seconds early–they’ll finish toasting the day you want to eat them and crunch up really nicely), butter and enjoy.

Supermom has nothing on you!

Have you entered to win our giveaway yet?

There’s a new button over there on the right (you’ll have to click through if you’re on email subscription, Kindle, or a blog reader–sorry!)? That’s for Playing With My Dinner’s brand-spanking new Facebook page, where our readers are already chatting, sharing ideas, and getting the inside scoop on the blog.

To celebrate its launch, I’m giving away a copy of Aviva Goldfarb’s newest cookbook, “SOS! The Six O’ Clock Scramble To The Rescue.” It’s all about making healthy, Earth-friendly meals your kids will love, and you’re going to love it.

One lucky reader will find a copy in his or her mailbox, and all you have to do to enter is “like” the blog over on Facebook before February 5. I’ll use a random number generator to pick our winner.

So c’mon over! Visit the page, hit that “like” button, and join in the conversation on the wall. See you there!!

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2 Responses to “Super-Fast Friday! The Breakfast Edition”

  1. Michele January 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    I love doing this. Problem is that my boys are getting bigger and eating more. Now I have to make 5 batches of pancakes if I want any left over! I can’t even imagine life in a few years when they get even bigger 🙂

  2. krishna January 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    i even started making my own batter, not the box stuff. way better and yes, i end up freezing some for breakfast later in the week!

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