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Life Through Photos | Snow Day Freezer Meals

Life Through Photos | Snow Day Freezer Meals

What do you do on a snowy day? For the south, most of the city panics and rushes to the grocery for milk and bread. Instead – I sent my husband to the store to gather items I needed to make {SEVEN} freezer meals. I figured I would be stuck inside so why not put that time to good use.

(this is the link to view and print out the shopping list and recipes I used for these freezer meals)

While my husband was shopping, I was preparing the kitchen.  I cleaned off my kitchen table so that I had even more space to spread out. My husband arrived home and I set everything out so that it was easily accessible.

Snow Day Meal Prep Sweetbottoms Baby 1

One of the first things I did – while the meat was cooking I was chopping the vegetables that were needed. I placed them all in separate bowls so I could just measure what I needed.Snow Day Meal Prep Sweetbottoms Baby 2

Then I labeled all the bags before I put anything in them. I was sure to add any cooking instructions so I didn’t have to refer back to the recipes.Snow Day Meal Prep Sweetbottoms Baby 3 Snow Day Meal Prep Sweetbottoms Baby 4

Find a larger Tupperware bowl, formula can or coffee can and place the bag inside and fold over the edges. This made a sturdy place to add all my ingredients. Snow Day Meal Prep Sweetbottoms Baby 5 Snow Day Meal Prep Sweetbottoms Baby 6

I stacked my bags flat – I find this helpful for storage once they are frozen and they are easier to thaw!Snow Day Meal Prep Sweetbottoms Baby 7

I spent about 3 hours total in preparing and cleaning for this project. I was also attending to lunch and nap times for my kids so there was a little deviation from the task at hand. Best part… I have SEVEN meals frozen and ready to eat whenever (or share with a postpartum mom!)

Life Through Photos | Lactation Cookie Party

Getting together with other nursing moms and making lactation cookies? Yes Please!

Three of us got together one Sunday afternoon to have a Lactation Cookie Party. It was a great idea. We all had little nurslings (5 months or less) who were in attendance as well. This was a great way to talk about breastfeeding and mommy hood – all while building up our supply. Recipes we used can be found at the bottom of this post.

Lactation Cookies - Manda's Memories

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 3/4 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of whole ground flax seed
  • 1 3/4 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 12 ounce package of chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Combine the butter, peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, nutritional yeast, and water in a large bowl.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients until creamy.
  5. Beat in the eggs.
  6. Add the ground flax seed into the wet ingredients. Combine thoroughly.
  7. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  8. Fold in the rolled oats and chocolate chips.
  9. Drop 1 inch balls of the cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 12 minutes.
  11. Allow the cookies to cool slightly before removing from the cookie sheet.
  12. Store the peanut butter chocolate chip lactation cookies in an airtight container.

 

White Chocolate Chip and Craisins

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 3 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Brewer’s Yeast
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup mini white chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Craisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:

  1. Mix 4 tablespoons of water and flaxseed meal in a bowl – set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine coconut oil, applesauce, sugar, and brown sugar.  Mix well.  It will not be creamy like chocolate chips cookies made with butter.
  3. This is usually when I remember to preheat the oven – Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Mix in eggs, vanilla, and your flaxseed meal mixture.  Mix well.
  5. Add your flour, oats, and fun ingredients (chocolate chips, apple pie spice, etc).  The dough will be sticky.  It takes me 15 minutes to get to this point.
  6. I used a pampered chef cookie scoop – the 1” size I think and placed 12 scoops on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  You could make the cookies smaller.
  7. Bake for 9 minutes.  They will be slightly soft when you take them out.  Remove to the counter or a baking rack to cool.  I don’t let them sit on the cookie sheet because I want to put the next batch in and minimize my hands on time with these.

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Get to Know Us: The Story of Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique

New mom Beth Richardson found herself interested in cloth diapering but lacking the necessary support.  She wanted a local store where she could touch the products and get support from experienced cloth diapering moms interested in natural parenting.  She wanted community.

With a little experience under her belt she began hosting free cloth diapering seminars and Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique was born.  Beth, now a mother of two, launched her online store in January 2010. By that fall, business had grown and she was working out of her home with one employee.  By Spring 2011 business was booming, inventory was growing and her employee base was expanding.  In September 2011 Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique opened their Raleigh/Cary, NC store.

Beth juggles life with a thriving business and growing family by working from home while caring for her children and homeschooling.  The community that Beth once dreamed of is flourishing as public interest in natural parenting increases each day.  The Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique community now offers a wide selection of products for natural parenting and natural living as well as classes, lactation consulting, natural childbirth networking and social events.

We are thrilled to have YOU as part of our Sweetbottoms community. Thank you for your support!

Family photo by Fresh Poppy Photography