I Hate The Rising Food Cost
I decided that when I went grocery shopping this time around I was going to do something different. First, I never manage to go through an entire loaf of bread myself before it goes bad. I decided instead of buying bread and having it go to waste, I was going to bake my own bread. I figure I'd bake it, slice it, freeze it... and then use as needed. It eliminates the waste, plus I know exactly whats going in my bread, and make something I enjoy. I decided to make some honey whole wheat bread. Right now the dough is resting for its final time.... it looks good. It should turn out pretty nicely (I hope). I also decided that I was going to make my own jam. It was easy enough, and now I have 6 little jars.... which should last quite some time (and make awesome last minute gifts). It tastes amazing. It was the easiest recipe in the world too: 4 cups mashed strawberries (about 2 pounds give or take) 4 cups sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice You basically mix all three ingredients together, bring them to a rolling boil for about 10minutes. Check the temp to make sure it reaches 220 degrees (F). Then place the mixture into sterlized mason jars. Finally, I also decided I'd start jarring my own soups. I have some basic root veggies and some left over rib meat cooking together in my slow cooker right now. When thats done I thought I'd jar all those too. I still have some extra mason jars left. Anyone have any suggestions on what else I could make? I'm quite the foodie, and I'm just trying to save some money since food has gotten too expensive, and I hate when things go bad before I get a chance to use them. I know the simple solution is to just cut back, but lets be real. Sometimes you can't buy things in a small enough quantity for one person. Thanks in advance!