I haven't done any weekend batch cooking/baking in about a month. There were a couple of weekends I planned to do batch cooking based on the weather being crap, and then it wasn't crap.
Does anyone else notice that nearterm weather forecasts are getting tres-mal?
Anyway, what did I do?
Well I'm glad you asked.
Pan Pizza Dough (and Supper)
Saturday evening I made a triple batch of pan-pizza dough, the same dough I made here, and then made it into pizza for supper.
We didn't have any mozzarella, and I was ready to scratch the entire thing, but Jess convinced me that the shredded nacho cheese that we had in the fridge would be "fine". I was still not convinced, but was I ever wrong.
It was great.
I almost forgot to take a picture of the final product before we ate the entire thing.
Lots of tiny burritos
I also made 10 little burritos for the freezer. Each had taco meat from ground beef, rice, cheddar cheese and re-fried black beans.
The beef was fried with an onion and seasoned with salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic and a splash of lime juice.
Refried Black Beans
We normally have cooked black beans in the freezer ready for frying or an ingredient, but not today. I had to break open a new bag of dry beans for the filling.
I have a super simple recipe to do this:
- Fill a pot ~1/3 with dry beans.
- Wash the beans and take out anything that isn't a bean
- Fill the pot with water.
- Add seasoning aka salt
- Chunk up an onion and dump in
- Cover and bring to boil.
- Once boiling, bring it to a simmer until they are "done"
Making them Refied
- Once they are done, take off the cover to boiloff the water.
- Add some butter and oil (just because I didn't have enough butter)
- Add garlic and pepper.
- Mash and Mash
- Taste and add seasoning to suite.
Then I just put them together, wrapped them up and put in them in a big bag for the freezer.
Basic White Bread
Finally, bread. This is my go-to recipe and for over a year this was 90% of the bread we ate, I've been slipping the last 8 months or so.