I am trying to avoid processed foods and lots of sugar and salts in my family’s food. It is very difficult though, when you are on a tight budget to afford healthy foods. For example I want to buy wheat bread but Wonder bread is so much cheaper. When you are feeding four kids, two of which are teenage boys, a few cents makes a difference.
So, I am attempting to cook mainly homemade foods. But I have a lot of questions. Like why does homemade cake taste more dry then store bought? Am I doing something wrong?
I have found that old cookbooks from before the sixties(I have three such books) are a big help because they don’t assume that the cook is in a hurry. In fact, I am surprised at the amount of satisfaction that I am attaining from simply cooking a meal.
Because I used to be the processed food queen this is all new to me. Do any of you have recipes for food that you cook mainly from scratch?
By the way, I made mayo! Yeah! Okay, that is pretty boring but I am excited. I tried and tried to make this food but ended up annoyed and frustrated. Finally, I followed Alton Brown from food network’s suggestion but I changed his recipe at the end. I used a bit of onion salt and, I admit, 1/4teaspoon of sugar.(Okay, I am too used to store bought sweet mayo:( ) Mine is better then store bought! But I doubt that I have the patience to make mayo for my family.
I’ve lost about three pounds since Christmas without being on a diet. It is either because I am not using processed foods or because I stand up so long doing the actual cooking.