Need to use up those fall apples? Can’t finish the bag?
Here’s an idea if you want to substitute sugar in your recipes–homemade apple sauce! If you choose sweeter apples, you’ll have a sweeter sauce.
Or eat it with kielbasa and cabbage.
Or feed it to your baby.
It’s homemade, easy to do, and 100% natural. (Feel free to add sugar, but I don’t add anything to mine and it comes out yummy and sweet.)
Posted in Baby, Making your own food
Tagged Apple, AppleSauce, avoid food waste, Cook, cooking apples, environmentally- friendly, homemade applesauce, homemade baby food, military spouse, military zero waste, Sauces Dips Gravies and Toppings, zero waste
This is actually supposed to be made of possum, but I was fresh out. Not that I wouldn’t use one if I ever hit one on the side of the road….
Posted in Food, Making your own food
Tagged Beef mince, Casserole, casserole dish, cooking at home, Cottage pie, Green bean, green beans, Meat, military spouse, organic ground beef, Shephard's Pie, zero waste
Do you remember those tests they gave you in elementary school where the teacher told you to read the directions as she passed them out? The first two lines read, “Read all of the directions before beginning the test. Write your name at the top of your paper and put down your pencil.”
There were students who did just that and then sat, swinging their feet and twisting around to spy on all the students who raced to finish and answer number 15.
I made it all the way to # 15.
EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Posted in Making your own food, Waste
Tagged Baking and Confections, Banana bread, Bread, following directions, following recipe, homemade bread, military family, military spouse, military zero waste, Pumpkin, pumpkin bread, wasted food, zero waste
Last year, we were given a used bread machine and I simply never got around to trying it out. Boy, what was I thinking, right? As Mom Photographer said…Talk about making life easier. I threw all the ingredients in and three hours later…
In an attempt to get away from those non-recycleable foil coffee bags or even the plastic containers of coffee…or the endless paper cups of coffee that will one day end up in the trash because I “forgot” my reusable mug again…I devised a better and CHEAPER plan!
In order to shy away from cereal’s plastic packaging, here is a gander of breakfast ideas we’ve created so far…
I find myself standing in the bakery department every single time I go to the grocery store, admiring the muffins and the cakes and the doughnuts and the scones. And I tell myself, “NO, NO, NO! WALK AWAY!” Sometimes I pick something up and read the ingredients list of how much fat one muffin contains and I remind myself of all the excess packaging. Besides, seeing the 14 grams of fat for one muffin makes it easier to walk away. I’ll make it myself at home. And I’ll make it better.
I think home cooking is green. In the spirit of cooking at home, I’m adding random recipes of food I make, other than my crock pot meals I document on my G.I. Crockpot blog, (which I mainly use as a recipe box for myself). I try to add simple, easy and quick meals. If they don’t have those three adjectives, I probably won’t make it.
Me making the eggy bread.
Posted in Home cooked recipes, Making your own food
Tagged easy meals, Eggy bread, food from scratch, French toast, G.I. Crockpot, green lifestyle, home cooking, homemade food, homemade wheat bread, military lifestyle, military spouse, sautted vegetables, simple meals, zero waste
Brown bananas? Don’t throw them out! Overripe bananas are perfect for this one!