We’ve mentioned before on this blog that we like to make our own cream soups and bases from scratch when we have the time. Well, we just found another from-scratch recipe that we like to use and we want to share it with you!
Some of the recipes in the Fix-It and Forget-It cookbooks—like Just Peachy—call for all-purpose baking mix. This baking mix is not as mysterious as it sounds. It’s simply a basic biscuit mix.
We decided to do a little experimenting. So we made our own from-scratch biscuit mix and tested it out just to make sure it would work. It did! And it was so easy to make, that now we’re hooked on this homemade baking mix recipe.
We think we’ll make a large batch next time and store it in an airtight container. Then we’ll have it on hand whenever we make a recipe that calls for the all-purpose baking mix.
These are a few lovely little scenes that we pass everyday on the way to the office.
Not a bad commute, huh?
Driving down the country roads here in the village of Intercourse, you'll find horse and buggies, meadows full of cows, stands of fresh produce, and homemade signs alluring you toward those quaint gotta-stop-and-see shops.
My friend Margaret is a stay-at-home mom with two kids. Confession: when our two daughters were little, I liked that I was at home about half-time and at the office about half-time. I have always looked with awe at women who are happily at home full-time. Anyway, Margaret is, after an earlier life as an English teacher.
She and her family live in a towering row home, where she undertakes all kinds of sewing projects and cooking from scratch. She put together a great bunch of recipes which you can make for Sunday lunch. They allow you to be gone all morning but still have the food on the table within minutes of walking in the door. Those of you who go to church know the routine—everybody’s screamingly hungry when you hit the house, but no one’s been home for the last 3 hours to get the food ready.
Some of us grew up on BIG Sunday noon meals, and somehow, mysteriously, our moms (usually) knew how to do that. Plus, they often also invited other families to join us for dinner. Figure that out.
Anyway, here’s Margaret’s recent blog about how to manage that kind of Sunday dinner, with lots of supporting information. Bless you, Margaret!
Thrift at Home