Homemade Kitchen Restock: 4 Easy Weekly Food Prep Recipes
Today I’m doing a homemade kitchen restock. I love to prepare and serve homemade food to my family. It’s healthier and more affordable. It does take a bit more effort but I think it is well worth the work. Every week I take some time to prepare whatever I can for the week. Let’s see how much I can get done today.
Homemade kitchen restock
1. Jarred roasted peppers
We love roasted peppers in my family so I decided to roast and jar some today.
First I cut up about 6 peppers and drizzled some olive oil over them. Then I roasted them in the oven at 400 degrees. When they were done I put them in a bowl and wrapped it in Saranwrap. That allows them to sweat a bit which loosens up the skin.
When they cooled down, I peeled the skins off the peppers and put them in jars. I added about half a teaspoon of salt to each jar and then poured some hot water into them. I sealed up the jars and finished my homemade jarred roasted peppers.
2. Drinks in bulk
I made some iced tea and lemonade in big pitchers so we wouldn’t have to buy the store-bought drinks. I put a whole heap of teabags into a big pitcher of hot water for the iced tea. When the tea finished steeping I removed the bags and added in a cup of sugar.
For the lemonade, I cut 3 lemons and threw them in a pitcher. I added about 1 cup of sugar and a scoop of lemonade powder mix. Then I filled the rest of the container with water and shook all the ingredients together.
3. Egg bites
I also prepared some egg bites for breakfast or snacking. I love these little egg muffins because they’re a great source of protein. I use 2 cups of diced peppers, onions, and mushrooms. I also use 1 cup of chopped spinach, some bacon, and cheese. I usually like to add cottage cheese too but I’m out of it right now.
First I cooked up the peppers and onions a little bit on the stove. Then I cracked a dozen eggs into a bowl. I added a few squirts of Dijon mustard and a little bit of Worcestershire sauce.
I threw in the spinach leaves, mushrooms, and bacon bits as well. Then I added seasonings like salt, pepper, and paprika. Lastly, I added ¼ cup of heavy cream or half-and-half.
I mixed up all the ingredients until everything was well blended. Then I poured the mixture into a muffin tray. I add some shredded cheese to the tops and put them in the oven. I cooked them for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
When they cooled down I put them in a container. This way my family and I can just grab them as we need them throughout the week. These go super quick in my house. Everybody loves them.
4. Chocolate chip cookies
I wanted to make some simple chocolate chip cookies to have around the house this week. I bought a couple of bags of chocolate chips and just followed the recipe on the package.
Sometimes I bake the entire batch but I also often like to just bake part of the batch and freeze some of the dough. I ball the dough and freeze it. Then I just pull out however many cookies I want at the moment and bake a few as needed. A little extra work up front saves me more work later on.
Homemade kitchen restock
Thanks so much for joining me as I prepared my homemade food for the week. I hope you feel inspired to do some homemade cooking for yourself and your family. I think the best thing about homemade food is that it contains at least one ingredient you will not find in packaged food; love.