"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 making it from scratch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label making it from scratch. Show all posts

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!

Monday, June 30, 2008

The Sky is Falling

With all the panic being shouted from the rooftops about food shortages and rationing, I thought this would be an ideal time to introduce a new category for this blog. So without further delay, I introduce. ~ Making it From Scratch Monday’s

Part of improper spending and mismanagement of anything is due to lack of preparedness. Running the home is a management situation that is so minimized that wives rarely see their importance. Managing the kitchen is the most important area, because this is the area that most Americans waste so much.

For this post, I am sharing how one can make your money stretch and making a product from scratch. It seems to work out that way almost every time, saving while making from scratch. Oh and it is not just saving money, but your health, as you know every ingredient put in the recipe and its health options or risks.

I switched to using olive oil almost 100% a few years ago. What I found is that the store bought olive oil spread is quite pricy and offers such a small amount. So here is a great way to make an olive oil spread for just a few quarters!

Olive Oil-1/2 cup
Unsalted butter (organic if possible)-1 cup
Water-1/2 cup

Directions: Leave the butter at room temperature until it is soft. Then add the olive oil and water and mix with a whisk. It will become light and fluffy and will be perfect as the spread easy spread for toast and the likes. How amazingly simple!
Cost to buy at the store $1.78, making from scratch 79 cents!!!

Next Week~ Granola cereal