Ok, so I know all of you have been on the edge of your seats waiting for the Scratch Week update. :) I have to say it has been easier than I thought it would be, mainly because we are allowed to use canned goods. At first I was imagining having to make everything from ketchup to butter. Really the biggest differences are homemade bread products and powdered milk. Oh, and not being able to use electrical appliances.
Here are a few pictures to tell the story of our week. Here I was making tortillas, the dough was "resting" at this point before taking each one and rolling it out. The stuff in the measuring bowl is homemade hot chocolate mix.
Dennis helped roll out several of the tortillas. They were more work than opening a bag from the store, but they sure are tasty! We feel a real ownership of this food we've been making this week and have been threatening our children within an inch of their lives to "eat it, eat all of it. Don't you know how long that took me to make?!?"
Here I am being vain and taking a picture of myself with my tortillas.
And this is my secret to rolling out the dough: stand on a stool. I am so short I just can't get any leverage on that rolling pin when I stand on the floor. And I also highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes when spending lots of time standing on a tile floor. From the way I'm talking you'd think that I believe my one week of scratch cooking makes me an expert or something! Don't worry about that, I couldn't get my dinner roll dough to rise.