So a little of what's been going on recently. (let's be honest you don't really care about the whole last year).
So I started a sourdough starter, it was easier than I thought. Funny story, I don't really like sourdough foods. Why did I make a starter you ask. I just wanted to see if I could do it.
and I made a Amish Friendship bread starter in a 2 quart jar instead of the gallon ziploc bag. Glass jars are more eco-friendly, and I'm certain there is no plastic leaching anything into my food. My hubby asked if I remembered this bread, so I did a search for the recipe and made the starter. I am making it dairy free, so I'll report back on how it turns out. (At least I think I will ha!)
I made granola bars, because these are a staple at our house. These are smore granola bars, and even though I just made these, we are out again. I'll make more soon, like probably today.
Crackers, they were a little thicker than I thought, and not quite as crunchy as I wanted, but the flavor was fantastic. You can get the recipe from here. I will certainly be making these again. Practice makes progress, and eventually as close to perfect as you can get.
I made lotion because it's cold and dry, and my homemade lotion does such a better job than anything store bought, and it smells nice. It lasts too. I wash my hands a ton, and even after washing my hands they feel moisturized. There are only 4 ingredients, and it's maybe 10 minutes to make max!
and homemade chicken noodle soup because we've been sick around here, and nothing is better than homemade chicken noodle soup. I plan on sharing this recipe soon because my recipe is written on the back of a blue piece of paper, that originally was a shopping list. Writing on random pieces of paper is a problem I have. =)
I have done a bit of reading.
I had a friend tell me last week, "You do know you're an 80 year old Amish woman reincarnated right". I had someone else ask me "are you a prepper?" Got called "crunchy" None of these are offensive to me. I am certain I don't believe in reincarnation ha! I am not a prepper, even though my pantry is nicely stocked and I may have purchased 6 cases of green beans (they were a great deal, and we eat a lot of green beans), I am "crunchy" in some regards, but not completely crunchy. I do care about the earth and my impact on it, but I may have thrown something away that could've been recycled because I was sick and the 10 steps to the recycling bin seems like 10 miles. I use natural soap, but conventional shampoo and conditioner (it just works better). I use natural cleaners, but I also keep a little dawn dishsoap handy because sometimes it just works better. I bounce between store bought laundry soap, natural laundry soap, and homemade laundry soap. I like to crochet, and knit, and sew. I really want to make a quilt, but I'm kind of intimidated by the idea. I love paper crafting, but I really don't care about scrapbooking. I used to, but not because I loved it, but because I felt like I was doing my family an injustice if I didn't. (that was marketing at it's best there). Most of the things I do just to say that I can. Not to the world, but just to me. I like to know I have the knowledge to do things if I should need to do them, or the knowledge to know it's not something I want to do.
On a different note, I have a lot of stuff, but kind of wish I could be a minimalist, but I love thrift store shopping, which makes me want more stuff. It's a vicious cycle. HA!
Well, if you made it this far, bless your heart!
I'm thinking right now, that a weekly update is going to be my plan for now. There may be more, there may be less. It remains to be seen.
Either way, have a blessed day!