Ok so far there’s a bunch of stuff we’ve made and are about to make. Tomorrow I’m making mayo (which seems incredibly easy), and I even saved the container from our store bought mayo so that way I save one more thing from going to a landfill. I am also going to start making my own ranch dressing because the organic stuff I just bought has freaking xanthan gum in it, and I didn’t realize it until I had already come home.
So I’ve been making bread (two loaves) each week for several months now. I continue to make my own peanut butter, and one of these days I’m finally going to make some jam. I have made pasta sauce, and several soups. I also still make croutons, which are delicious on the soups.
Chris just rendered leaf lard down and I used it to make pie crust. It’s in the fridge right now and then I’ll be using it to make pumpkin pie. For the pie we roasted our own local pumpkins today. Turns out, that’s pretty easy too.
It’s actually amazing how most of this stuff is so easy, and doesn’t take that much time. Plus, I really enjoy doing it. Anything made at home, be it food, clothing, toys, decor, is just so much nicer than store bought.
I really like that fact that about 40% of what we eat now comes from the store. It’s mostly basic stuff, and things I haven’t tried to make yet, like tortillas. I’ve actually been meaning to make those, just haven’t got around to it yet.
All produce come from the farmers market. We get our eggs, raw milk, and meat from local farms. I don’t plan on changing that anytime soon, or ever for that matter.
I can’t wait to see how the pie tastes later tonight! Moral of the story, make you’re own stuff, it’s easy, economical, fun, and satisfying.