Saturday, January 7, 2012

New for 2012!!

Happy New Year!!!! I pray that the Lord blessed you with a great end to "2011" and and even more blessed start to the new year!!!
I've been praying about the future of our little blog and where to take it this year. the Lord has led me to share with you where I am in this season of life that He has my in right now, and Boy! it sure is a busy one!!!
Even though it's busy and sometimes I feel like it's more then I can handle. but by God's grace I make it :)
So with sharing about what the Lord using in our home to mold and make us into His image I'll be sharing a lot about...
 Loving God's Word, Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman,  Serving My husband,
 Money Saving $ Tips, Raising Children, Organizing and Giveaways,(cause we all love giveaways!!!)

And with baby #4 to arrive in April I'm not sure how much I'll be blogging in April so I'll try and get a few things going before he arrives.

So with all that said here is my first Money Saving tip for 2012!!

Freezing Cookie Dough!!!!

We all love the smell of fresh cookies baking in the oven, but with 3 little ones under foot I don't always have the time or the energy to bake cookies once a week, so I've started making a double batch and baking half of it, and then freezing the last batch in balls and when the kids ask for cookies I can slip some into the oven and in just a few minuets have yummy warm cookies for them!
It's been nice to for those times when friends stop by unexpectedly and I have nothing fresh in the house to offer with tea, to just stick them in and there ready in a few, and the house smells yummy too!
So all you do is Make your family favorite's and  flash freeze them for a few hours. bag them up in a freezer zip lock and write the name on the bag and the temp to bake them at, with the time (add 2 minuets to the baking time because of being frozen)  and your set!   

I try to have ours lay flat in the freezer, but if space is an issue for you don't worry about it, but make sure their good and frozen before you bag them up!
And when your ready!!
Happy Baking!!!!


aje said...

Great idea! I have started doing this with lots of other things, too for example, boiling a large batch of beans, chickpeas, etc and then when you want to throw some in soup or chili, but don't have the 3 hours to boil them, they are there ready to be thrown in! :)

Carra said...

Great idea Jen, I'll keep that in mind when I have some leftovers!