Saturday, February 28

Making Whole Wheat Bread







I love making homemade bread ever since I acquired my Oster bread machine for free from Freecycle. I was even more excited when I found a bread slicing guide and electric knife at a yard sale (both for $3.00). I save my plastic produce bags to store the bread in and they're the perfect size for the loafs. I make two loafs a week.

1 t. salt
2 T. brown sugar
2 T. oil
1 3/4 C. hot water
3 1/4 C. whole wheat bread
3 T. gluten
1 1/4 t. yeast


Sift flour. add gluten to flour and mix thoroughly. To the bread machine, add in the order listed, the salt, the brown sugar, the oil, the water, the flour which is already mixed with the gluten. Make a little hole in the center of the flour and add the yeast. Close the lid and start selecting settings according to your machines setting for whole wheat bread. Let bread cool completely before slicing. Keep bread refrigerated.

New clothes from Old Navy


I love looking through the sales racks at Old Navy. I found a long sleeve t-shirt for 4.99, a short sleeve T for 3.49 and another short sleeve T for an amazing 1.98! Grand total of my shopping spree? $11.26. Sometimes Old Navy's sales prices beat Goodwill for bargains and the clothes are brand new.

Grocery Score $6.72


Ralph's by my house always has lunch meat ( a lot of it's lean turkey slices) and hot dogs discounted when they're getting close to the expiration date. This is the first time I've seen Polish sausage included, which will be tomorrow nights dinner. Everything else goes right into the chest freezer in the garage. We already are stocked up in the freezer with hot dog and hamburger buns from the day old bakery cart at the same store. On weekends we can literally make lunch for pennies.