Mothership wrote: »
I'm really enjoying this GC, and the discipline it brings with it. I was brought up with my grandmother who taught me all the old ways, they seemed to get lost in the madness of modern living. The supermarket have us all brainwashed into thinking we need all this stuff.
I have vowed NEVER to buy another convenience meal, or anything I wont actually use. I've gone back to making everything from scratch, I was surprised how it all came back to me. I love cooking, but had become lazy, not every day, but enough to waste money.
The good thing about this thread is it reeducates you. I for one really appreciate all the effort that has gone into the organisation and maintenance of these pages. So a BIG thank you from me.
I love reading this thread and catching up on everyones posts. it keeps me focused on the job in hand and distracts me a little from a great overwhelming sadness that has engulfed my family, I'm having to be strong for them, and hide my feelings.
When I'm upset about something I can usually work it out in the garden (but its much too cold to do anything yet).
I've been making curtains , upholstering etc , for my two youngest daughters freezing flats. I was really pleased when I got the younger ones new sitting room curtains up, the difference in the warmth of the room was really noticeable. Got the other daughters to do this morning, and the linings to make, 2-3 hrs should do that.
Then I'm going to have a bash at making bread, (by hand) not made bread for 20 years. Looking forward to that.
happycrafter wrote: »
sending you virtual hugs its hard being strong and hide your feelings, just make sure you look after yourself as well xx
I wish I had gone back to basics and cooked from scratch so many years ago, I was taught by my mum to cook from an early age and all from scratch - used to sit and read cookery books and I still do read them even now.
I vowed never to buy anything ready made or sachets for sauces this year which is why I want a sausage making machine its one of the very few things i buy premade (once I have worked it all out I want to make chorizo and salami which is the other premade things I buy)
Good luck with the bread.
cooked a large ham joint last night for dinner tonight, OH took some in sandwiches and the stock will be frozen later when I get home to make soup.
If you plan to get a place via 'clearing'
Lower your band & save £1,000s
Past-best-before health food etc