Monday, April 18, 2011

Tri-Moms: Cheap and Quick Recipes

I love to bake.  I am at home with flour and sugar and cake pans and cookie sheets.  I can throw things in without measuring and know that it is going to turn out alright.  When I'm baking, I don't mind being in the kitchen.

Dinner is another story.  I don't have a knack for cooking, but I really love food and I love to eat so I want what I fix to taste good...and I want to feed my family well.  My solution is usually to prepare a one-dish meal that includes a meat and a vegetable and then bake some bread to go along with it because bread means baking and I love to bake. 

I thought and thought about a recipe to share and realized that my most basic go-to meals are already on my site.  (I'll include links at the bottom.)  I get into such food ruts because when we find a meal that I like to cook and that my family loves to eat, we eat it all the time!  But bread?  I'm never in a rut because I love to bake.  Notice a theme? 

I love the smell of a yeasty bread rising in the kitchen, but yeast breads are not quick.  When I need bread on the table fast, one of my go-to recipes is a basic corn muffin.

Kristin's Corn Muffins

1 cup yellow or white cornmeal
1 cup flour
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder

1 egg
1 cup milk
¼ cup oil

Stir until well blended.  Spoon batter into well-greased muffin pan. 

Bake for 12 minutes at 400 degrees.  

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Links to a few of our go-to meals:

This is the place where I'm supposed to say, "Go see what the other Tri-Moms Suzanne and Kathi have to share," but Suzanne is having major site issues and won't be able to participate at all this week.  I am playing hostess again (in Suzanne's place) so after you take a few minutes to visit Kathi, come back here to link up your own recipes below! (And don't forget to grab the Tri-Moms button located in my sidebar.)

Up next: Tri-Moms talk Baby Weight Loss
May 3
Linky Hostess: Kathi

Coming Soon:
May 17: Coping With (Hubby) Working Long Days
June 7: Beginning Homeschooling
June 21: Routine


  1. It just cracks me up that I'm hosting the Baby Weight Loss post, and I haven't lost a pound since Judah was born.

    Maybe I'll write a post asking for encouragement!

    I'm going to try your recipe this week, we use Jiffy all.the.time!

    Love you!

  2. Kristin,

    The links aren't showing up. I had that problem a few weeks ago. If you go to your inlinkz dashboard and click on this linky's details you have to check the box to show links.

    Hope that helps.

  3. yummy! We love corn bread so I'll have to give these muffins a try!

  4. When you lived at home, I loved the fact that you liked to bake and I like to cook. Now I have Kati who likes to bake. Aren't I a lucky mama?
    (Note to self: Make sure that Bekah learns to bake.) :-D


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