Friday, July 8, 2011
Frugal, healthy, or just cheap?
I make my own bread, cookies, yogurt and occasionally pasta. I would make pasta more if I had a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer with the pasta maker attachment, but that would mean spending a boatload of money just to save money. (??) I like knowing what is in my food. We buy our beef at a local farm, and I have a garden every summer. I am not sure if I went a little overboard this summer -- 42 tomato plants -- but the canned sauces and salsa will hopefully last me well into the winter.
Sometimes I am just cheap though. I really wanted some pizza for lunch. We are trying so hard to save for our adoption that I could not justify ordering pizza. Nik does not feel well, Jamie is working, and the boys are at camp-- and I was not going to load my 5 little ones into the van and do a grocery store run for the mozzarella I needed! So I got the pizza dough rising, turned the gallon of milk in the fridge into mozzarella cheese, and used the leftover pasta sauce as pizza sauce.
Sunny loved it! We all did, actually.