Sunday, January 06, 2013

Ways I Save Money - Baking




One of the ways I save money is by baking for my family. This week alone, I've made pancakes, granola bars and banana bread. 

It doesn't take long to whip up a batch of homemade goodness and it is so much healthier, less expensive and more filling than than the store bought equivalent.

No matter how lean times are, if they have home-baked goodies to snack on, all is well in the minds of my children.

8 comments:

Amy said...

I love that jar! I have looked at them in the stores and wanted to get one for flour and sugar, but am uncertain how fresh it will keep the foods, since they don't have a seal. Do you find your goodies stay plenty fresh in them?

I do have one of them, with antique Christmas ornaments it it that were my Mother and Grandmothers...of course sealing in freshness doesn't matter there. LOL

Kathleen in IL said...

Tracy, I do love your blog. I just "discovered" it through Mrs. Sherman's Home Living. It tugged my heart that you were in Ala, the state I call "home" (although I wasn't born there). AND your postings are all so sensible and wonderful! Thank you so much for pointing out we CAN save $ by doing our own baking, and surely it is healthier 'cause we don't have all those preservatives. Being a military family (I'm a military brat also), it's hard to make ends meet in today's world, and I appreciate your "home work" so much. I understand about perhaps having to find a job, too. Been there, done that. Please keep up your WONDERFUL blog as you can. You are such an encouragement.

Kathleen in IL

Tracy said...

Hi Amy - I found the jar at Walmart for about $10. I want to get one more to hold my flour. Though I wouldn't put brown sugar in a jar like this I think it's perfectly fine for white sugar and flower. Hope this helps!

Tracy said...

Hi Kathleen, I wasn't born in Alabama either, but I love my little town. Though my husband is military, he is in the National Guard so we, thankfully, do not have to move around. I am praying that I can remain at home, but if it comes to outside employment, I aim to do it cheerfully and make the best of it. Thank you, Kathleen, for reading (and writing)!

janice15 said...

I JUST MADE BANANA BREAD DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY...I USED TO BAKE FOR MY CHILDREN ALL THE TIME...LOVE IT..AND YOUR RITE IT TAKES LITTLE TIME AND ITS MUCH BETTER IN TASTE AND NOT FULL OF CHEMICALS...HAPPY WEDNESDAY WITH LOVE JANICE

Tracy said...

Hi Janice - nothing beats home-baked goodies! Hope you enjoyed your banana bread!

Precious said...

Your banana bread looks so yummy. It definitely is healthier and always seems to taste better than store bought.

Sandy said...

Now that I'm retired and going to school online, maybe I can start baking again. One of the things I love about having my ipad is that I can keep it in the kitchen we me. I provides the opportunity to look-up thousands of recipes! I bet you really love your kitchen now! The changes you've made look great!