A Few Hours Saves Hours

Today was a successful baking day! I didn’t have plans for cooking a lot but I needed to make pinto beans and red beans to freeze so that’s where I started at 10 this morning! Right before lunch I began my bread and let it rise and then after lunch I mixed cinnamon roll dough and pizza dough to rise! I finished up completely (with the kitchen cleaned and after a 30 minute nap) at 4:30! (I did not spend the entire day in the kitchen, I did some laundry, transcribing, and spent some time on the computer also.)

My bread…it turned out wonderfully and tastes delicious!

I ended up with 5-1 1/2 cup jars of seasoned pintos, 2-1 1/2 cups of unseasoned pintos (for casseroles), and 3- 1 1/2 cups of red beans!

I have 2-4 packs of cinnamon rolls and 1-5 pack for the freezer!

2 bags of pizza dough (makes preparing homemade pizza so easy!)

Everything I made to freeze (minus the bread…which we’ll eat tonight!)

We had more pintos that we’ll have for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow! (Yum!)

And here are the cinnamon rolls (my glaze isn’t very pretty but they taste good…as you can see, one is missing!) I used all whole-wheat flour…next time I won’t try to be as healthy and will stick with white flour!

10 Replies to “A Few Hours Saves Hours”

  1. Your cinnamon rolls are beautiful! And I know what you mean about sticking with the white flour – sometimes you can’t think about the health part:) lol!


  2. I love your pizza dough recipe – I didnt realize it could be frozen! I’m going to have to make a few batches when I get home. We liove your dough recipe so much, it’s a football Sunday staple in our house. Have you tried the artisan bread yet?

  3. Yum ! Rachel, your bread looks so good ! I tried cooking pinto beans for the first time in my crock pot for several hours, they were so good. my hubby-Raymond, loved them. I,ve never made cinnamon rolls to freeze, I think i,ll give em a try. They should be a big hit with my granny-babies. Thanks for all of the tips. Debora From Louisiana

  4. I was wondering about the bread recipe. Any chances you would share it?? Looks like you had a super productive day!

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