I was amazed to learn that English muffins are made on a griddle rather than in an oven. You make what seems like an ordinary bread dough, in this case with white whole wheat flour. You put the dough into rings on a griddle or in a pan.

Turn them when the first side is brown. I think I might have left these too long.

You end up with English muffins. These are not consistent, but they are tasty.

I thought they might not cook through, but they are perfect. Now I can make whole grain English muffins, which can be hard to buy, at any time. I used my bread machine and the result is certainly as good as store bought. They should get better with practice.

Here’s the list for Kitchen Week at the Holiday Grand Plan:

Holiday Prep

  • Make one batch of Holiday Goodies.
  • Make one extra meal for freezer — I made and froze chili.
  • Buy two canned food items from menus — I don’t think I have any canned items left. But I seriously stocked up on baking supplies.
  • Buy 1/8th of TO BUY gifts. I’m doing well on this.
  • Wrap and label packages. I’m doing badly on this one.
  • Work at least 1 hour a day on homemade gifts. I got distracted by Socktober.

Checkpoint Week! Evaluate Your Progress:

  • If unable to find an item for a person on list contact them or their family for ideas.
  • If a homemade gift is not going well, set it aside for after Christmas and decide on another gift.
  • Buy pumpkin for Halloween.

The big thing for kitchen week is emptying the pantry and all the cupboards and drawers, rethinking the storage and cutting down on unneeded stuff (in my case, two year old chia seeds and goji berries hit the trash), and putting the remaining things back in perfect order and harmony.

I’ve done one cabinet and about half the pantry. Lots to do yet.