Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Foods We Eat

By we, I mean all of us (Including you reading this). I just found a blog this morning that I am extremely impressed by. Ship full o' pirates, she makes her own deodorant for her family (healthy and cheap), she makes her own bread (mulitple loaves per day-she has a BIG family), and she makes her own condiments (Ranch and ketchup). She makes the bread and condiments due to High Fructose Corn Syrup. This article about HFCS is astonishing. I have been trying to avoid it for the Prince because of his behavior sometimes. But HFCS is in EVERYTHING! read the article and check out her blog you'll be amazed I have only read a few of her posts so far but really I am inspired to make more things on my own and not rely on the grocery store for everything by purchasing products in their most natural state and then creating from there. The thing that would save me the most time would be to make double of things, like banana bread, zucchini bread, pizza dough.... and freezing the extra for another day-not stuffing ourselves with the delicious banana bread all in one day. One suggestion I read in a free e-book from Minute with Molly was to bake all on one day, say Saturday, you would make your bread, muffins, loafs or whatever for the week. I hope you are inspired too. By the way that free e-book is awesome!

3 comments:

Mother Hen said...

Hi Kristen,
Glad to meet ya. Thanks for the kind words, and the link.
I hope I don't give the impression that I have accomplished all these nifty, cool things at once. Because that is just not so. It's taken me what feels like forever to learn what I have and that sometimes feels like a drop in the bucket, but I keep plugging away.
Oh, and my children are older than yours, so even though I have to cook lots more and do a literal ton of laundry in a month, I have tall and tallish kids that help me a lot with chores and stuff.
Hang in there, and just keep trying new stuff, but don't let the # of things anyone else is doing get you down, just do the next thing.
Mother Hen :D

Kelly said...

Okay now I'm intrigued. Can you give me the link to her blog?

Rissy Roo said...

You go girl! I thought making my own baby food was rough, this might be quite an endeavor. Have you tried the "kids bread" (thats what we call it)...but I think its eat healthy, it has the warner bros cartoons on it. No HFCS.