In the Whole Kitchen: Sundays

Sundays are about preparing for our week and spending time together as a family.  Other than a family beach outing, we are home for most of the day, so it is a great day to bake/cook and get ready for our busy week.  The two things I usually always make on Sunday other than our dinner are bread and granola.  Sometimes if I am up for it, I prepare other things such as muffins or chopping veggies.  The kids help on varying levels depending on other stuff they have going on.

Whole Wheat Challah Fresh out of the Oven

Whole Wheat Challah Fresh out of the Oven

I use this recipe for challah that works very well for me every time.  I like the smaller loaves because the slices of bread are smaller.  It works better for those little hands, and I also like to emphasize other things in the lunch beyond bread or a sandwich.

I put two whole loaves in the pantry for the week.  You could pre-slice it, but I leave them whole because they seem to stay fresher that way.  Also, sometimes I cut them thinner or thicker depending what I am making or which child I am serving.  The other two loaves I slice and store in the freezer.  This makes it easy to pull them out for a quick slice of toast or bread to partner with soup.  Often, I end up pulling the extra bread out of the freezer for the rest of the week.  Sometimes we quickly eat our way through two loaves, needing more, and other times two loaves is enough for the week.  I used bread for lunches Monday, so the picture below only shows 1 1/2 loaves rather than 2.

Sliced Whole Wheat Challah for the week - Pantry & Freezer Ready

Whole Wheat Challah for the week – Pantry & Freezer Ready

My other staple for the week is granola. This is seriously the best granola recipe I have ever used.  Everyone in my family loves it.  They honey makes it stick together in pieces, so you can eat it straight out of the bowl.  You can break it apart and eat it as cereal, or you can use it as a topping for yogurt and such.

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Enjoy your week!

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2 thoughts on “In the Whole Kitchen: Sundays

    • I don’t know that I enjoy baking and cooking as much when it is “preparing” for our week. But if I don’t get organized then I find myself trying to scramble for healthy meals with little time during the week, and it just doesn’t work. Thanks for stopping by!

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