Is it bad I ate a Penguin Peanut Butter cup from Christmas tonight? It was delicious. It was a naughty food day, with dinner at IHop and bubble tea.
I picked up Quick-Fix Healthy Mix by Casey Kellar and Nicole Kellar-Munoz awhile back. It's got a ton of recipes for making stuff from scratch, and creating "base" mixes, like a bake mix, pancake mix, various seasoning mixtures and soup bases. It also has recipes for condiments, sauces, and beverages. It's pretty useful, although I haven't gotten around to making much. I've gone through the book a few times, and can honestly say there is only a few recipes I'm NOT interested in making.
I made the pancake mixture, which was pretty decent. It was a little heavier than I'm used to, because it uses a whole grain flour. The kids liked it. I need to find bigger glass jars though- the recipes are bulk, so despite using some, I still have two jars remaining. I've been on a hunt for storage glass wear, in an attempt to reduce the amount of plastic I use. I've been wanting to organize my kitchen better, and putting stuff in containers is a part of that process. Plus glass is prettier!
I also attempted one of the granola mixes, but that was a fail. Burnt granola is no fun. Tastes horrible, smells horrible and then of course you feel horrible because you just burnt granola. I think my stove thermometer might be off. It's not the first time I've cooked something for the minimal time recommended and had the meal scorched. Not that I wouldn't love a new stove, but I really would like it to hold out a bit longer.