On Sunday night, I got down to business.
What we did:
My daughter really wanted to help me and my boys were also in the kitchen - one playing at the table with toys and the other doing a computer game.
I made the Fluffy Pancake recipe (above) and decided to put maple syrup in the middle of the pancakes while they cooked - just make sure you don't let it drip off of the pancake because it tends to burn. I did this for two reasons - maple syrup is expensive and they don't have to pour it on their pancakes now and it makes the pancakes sweeter and able to eat on the go. I made mini ones so they are easier to handle and so that we had more.
While I was cooking pancakes, my daughter was measuring ingredients for the muffins (with my help).
We ended up making about 36 or so muffins and I don't even know how many pancakes for the freezer.
Then I went about prepping things for the week. First I used mini jelly jars and made my homemade trail mix - 1 T. almonds, sunflower seeds, chocolate chips (dark), dried cranberries.
Then I made salads in a jar (just a few) and then I cut up some veggies and put them in a jar with hummus at the bottom (didn't work out really well as the hummus was hard to get to). Then I put fruit in a jar to make it easy to grab and eat (and that worked out REALLY, REALLY well).
I had been getting away from prepping things on Sunday night and I really need to stick with it because it makes the week so much better.
Today I also made Baked Oatmeal cups so we could also freeze some of those. I usually do the peanut butter ones but today I did cinnamon coconut baked oatmeal and the kids still really liked it. My kids love these but they only will eat it if I do them in muffin cups instead of in a 9 x 13 in. pan. Silly children.