Thursday, August 13, 2009


Well, I did it. I made bread! We were out of bread, I had the ingredients and we don't get paid until tomorrow. So, I made what we needed. I also made bread for Addi and the boys. Their bread is about $5 a loaf. I can make it much cheaper and I do have to say that it tastes about 300,000 times better then the stuff I buy.

The bread I made for us came out well, but is a bit sweet. It is really good with ham and as toast, but I am not sure I like it for our normal bread.

We are trying to cut back on expenses and live lean. We have spent way too much on groceries in the past and I am doing my best to cut our grocery spending to a minimum. One of the ways that I have found that I can do this is by making the kids gluten free baked goods. I have the time now that the boys are in school all day and my house actually stays cleaned up. It is amazing.
I plan on making a schedule for which foods I make on what days.

I loved the smell of the house as I baked today and I was able to clean my messes as I went instead of being interrupted 10 times and not being able to get back to the kitchen to clean up the mess.

I am looking for a good bread recipe. I am not against using other grains in my bread. So if you have a bread recipe that you love I would love to try it.

I thought that I would be board with the kids in school, but I am having fun cooking and baking again. It has been a long time.


Monica said...

Good for you! I'm with you on spending so much on groceries/food. I feel like this summer's theme was "convenience foods and try not to cook at any cost." This has got to stop!

Heather L. said...

Cooking and baking is fun! i'm glad you're getting some time to do it. I bet your family will love it! i hope you find some good recipes. I'm afraid I don't have a good bread one that works for me yet.