One thing I dread about cooking is getting out all the ingredients and putting them away, especially things that I use for baking like flour, oats, baking soda, spices. So I decided to pick out 4 recipes and mix up the dry ingredients which had several common ingredients. I put them in labeled bags and when I want to make them I already have the tough part (in my opinion) ready to go. Also, I actually made these things a lot faster than if I had to get out all of the ingredients. I think I need to adopt this method as I get closer to menu planning. I'm more apt to cook/bake if half of the work done in advance.
Here is what I chose to make:
Farm Style Oatmeal Cookies from Good (cheap) Eats
I added 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp allspice to mine.
Blueberry-Zucchini Muffins from Finding Joy in My Kitchen
Cinnamon Zucchini Waffles from Life As Mom
Corn Dog Muffins from Heavenly Homemakers
I stretched 4 hot dogs by splitting them in half. I also didn't use liners, I just greased the muffin cups.
I really want to stock up my freezer with breakfasts, goodies and lunch items. This seems like an easy way. I noticed that I was more apt to cook if it was ready to go. All I needed to do was add wet ingredients. This is not a new idea, but it's one I just figured out!