"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label kitchen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kitchen. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

In the Kitchen: Spice Cupboard

Here is my spice cupboard. I added the small shelf, and to have the two tiers I used two pieces of remnant 2x4's. The cupboards in my humble farm house are of the highest lowest quality materials possible, and so I wished to redo them. On my incredibly non-existent budget, I had to think out of the box. I decoupaged the insides of the doors with recipe magazines that I have had for years. Simple but effective.

Left side view...

Right side view...

Sunday, August 31, 2008

From the Kitchen


I have been learning to make everything from scratch. Part of this learning curve is to use what is on hand, and not to rush out and buy the needed ingredients. Well I made homemade rootbeer the other day(5 gallons) and so I had an abundance of rootbeer. So I sat at my favorite computer and looked up recipes using rootbeer. The above photo is my first attempt at rootbeer bread. I made four loaves and only have three bread pans, so I had a lovely round bread. We loved this bread. It tastes like a honey wheat bread. I froze two loaves and we are enjoying the rest.

These two are pinto bean bread. I made this first as an entry for the county fair. As I said making things from scratch is my new life, and using what is on hand. We have lots of beans...so again what to make? Well yummy bread. This bread tastes like a wonderful nutty wheat bread.

This was my first attempt at raisin bread. I did not let it rise enough, but thought I would share the skills are learned through practice. This toasted well though and was a great side to oatmeal!

If interested in the recipes, I will email them if you leave your email in the comments in this format...penofjen(at) yahoo(dot) com.

And as a side thought I froze 3 quarts of rootbeer, so I can make 12 more loaves as it was so yummy!