Saturday, December 3, 2011
X-Treme Food Stamp Challenge--makin' my own bread and bacon
I made whole wheat bread yesterday, two loaves: a free form artisan loaf for dinner and loaf of sandwich bread for eating today. The rest of dinner was broccoli, cheddar, and potato soup. I grated a couple carrots and threw them in there for a little added nutrition and the pretty color. I love that soup soooooo much. I admit, I way over ate. There is still plenty more for lunches for the next day or two too though. Yay!
chicken stock I used, the broccoli and carrots were gleaned from other people's gardens, the 1/2 pound of cheese I used was only about $1.60 when I bought the 10 pound block. The bread was dirt cheap as well, since I got the yeast with a combination of sale and coupon so each yeast packet was about $0.15. All of dinner probably cost less than $2.50 to feed the family and, like I said, there was lots of leftovers!
After dinner, I was stuffed for quite a while, but my husband and the 2yo had a bit of ice cream. I snacked on some caramel-y corn much, much later in the day.
For drinks, we still had to use the bottled water because the boil water advisory became official with a notice on our door, but the kids and my husband had a bit of white grape juice with dinner as well, and I had my usual Diet Coke (yes, I know how bad it is for me).
After the kids finally went to sleep, I worked on making more felt food for Christmas presents for my kids. I made another egg (using the directions here, but hand sewing, rather than using a machine) and made bacon, which was my own design. I stripped the papery parts off some twisty-ties and stitched them behind the light strips on the bacon to make it crinkly shaped and poseable.