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19 years ago, I fed my family of 5 (3 children ages 3, 5 and 7) for $20 a week. With the prices today, I can still do it ... I am putting together a recipe book with advice on how I did it, with recipes and grocery lists. If you are interested in being on the waiting list for the book, let me know.
AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD STARTER-Recipe #2 BANANA BREAD ~ CROCKPOT CHICKEN ~ CHEESE COOKIES SALT RISING BREAD - Recipe#2 ~ PORK 'N BEAN CAKE ~ EMU RECIPES ~ Favorite Recipe Links
Friendship Bread 1
You'll Need: Glass Bowl, Wooden spoons - DO NOT USE ANY METAL UTENSILS.
1 package active dry yeast 2 1/2 cups warm water 2 cups sifted flour 1 tablespoon sugar
Dissolve yeast in 1 cup of the warm water. Stir in remaining warm water, flour and sugar, beat until smooth. Place in a glass bowl on the countertop, do not put in refrigerator. Cover with clean dishcloth. The starter will ferment for 10 days before it is ready to give away or use for bread.
10 DAYS INSTRUCTIONS:
DAY 1 Begin or receive starter
DAY 2 STIR
DAY 3 STIR
DAY 4 STIR
DAY 5 ADD 1 CUP SUGAR, 1 CUP FLOUR, 1 CUP MILK.
DAY 6 STIR
DAY 7 STIR
DAY 8 DO NOTHING
DAY 9 DO NOTHING
DAY 10 ADD 1 CUP SUGAR, 1 CUP FLOUR, 1 CUP MILK
Put 1 cup of starter in each of three containers, give to friends and keep one for yourself to start again. This will begin their DAY 1. You can give them away in ziplock bags, but make sure you tell your friends to "burp" the bag about twice daily.
1 cup starter 2/3 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt
Add all ingredients to starter in order listed and mix by hand till combined. Do not use electric mixer. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and sugar two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Transfer the batter to the pans. Bake for 40-50 minutes and remove from the oven. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes, then tip out onto a rack
to finish cooling completely.
Friendship Bread Recipe #2
1 cup starter 3 eggs 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2 cups unbleached flour 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt
TOPPING: 1/3 cup melted butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixer bowl, beat together the starter, eggs, and vegetable oil; add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Set aside. Combine the topping ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
Put half of the batter in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Sprinkle with half the topping. Cover with the remaining batter, sprinkle on the rest of the topping and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Salt Rising Bread
3 tsp cornmeal 1 tsp flour 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup scalded milk.
Pour milk onto dry ingredients and stir.
Keep warm overnight until foamy.
After starter has foamed and has a rotten cheese smell, in a medium sized bowl, add 2 cups of warm water to mixture, then enough flour (about 1 ½ cup) to make like a thin pancake batter. Stir and let rise again until becomes foamy. This usually takes about 2 hours. Next, add one cup of warm water for each loaf of bread you want to make, up to 6 loaves (e.g. six cups of water makes six loaves of bread). Add enough flour (20 cups for 6 loaves, or about one 5 pound bag of flour + 1/3 bag). Form into loaves; grease tops of loaves. Let rise in greased pans for several hours, maybe 2-6 hours.
Bake at 300F for 30 to 45 minutes, or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.
(If you want to save some of the batter for the next batch, take one cup of batter out of mixture after you have added the 2 cups of warm water and flour to make a thin pancake batter, and after it has risen the second time.)
Salt Rising Bread # 2
At night, mix 1 and 3/4 cups of flour with 1/4 cup of cornmeal. Stir this mixture into 2 cups of lukewarm water. When well mixed, pour into a pitcher or tall container. Keep in a warm place overnight.
In the morning, if the rising has "worked," (8-10 hours later), add:
One quart of scalded milk that has been cooled to lukewarm, 2 teaspoons of salt, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of shortening, and add enough flour (about 12-14 cups) to make a soft dough that can be easily handled.
Cover and let rise in a bowl, making sure to keep dough at even temperature.
When dough is light, knead down well and put into pans. Let rise until twice in size. (1 ½ to 2 hours).
Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes. Makes four very large and beautiful loaves of bread.
1 cup butter ~ 4 cups sugar ~ 4 eggs ~ 2 teaspoons salt ~ 2 teaspoons baking soda ~ 8 cups all purpose flour. 12 ripe bananas ~ 2 cups finely chopped nuts
Cream the butter, sugar and eggs. Sift together the salt, baking soda, and flour, then in a separate bowl mash the bananas. Add the bananas to the creamed mixture and stir thoroughly. Mix in the flour and the finely chopped nuts. Pour the mixture into 4 well greased bread pans and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Just found and love your website. We have a family of 6 and home school so we know what it's like to live frugally. We have a favorite recipe that is very easy and helps us stay within our budget. I can feed our family and still have leftovers for a couple of lunch meals.
Your choice of chicken determines the total cost of this meal.
Put frozen chicken in crock pot.
Cover with Hunts traditional spaghetti sauce (or your homemade canned sauce ....YUM)
Add only one cup of water
Salt to taste (we don't add any extra)
Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours (depends again on the cut of chicken you choose...with or without bone etc...)
We eat this with broccoli and whole wheat macaroni noodles.
It costs me about $7.00 to feed my crew
Kim and Shawn Watts
Pork N Bean Cake
Taken from ALL RECIPES Lorrie Sterling
Grease and flour 5 16oz. cans to bake the cake in! Or you can use 2 8X4 loaf pans - but it is not as much fun!
2 cups white sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 15oz can baked beans with pork
2 cups flour 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup raisins (optional) 1 tsp. vanilla extract
In large bowl mix: sugar, oil, eggs, and beans until smooth. In separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients, then add to bean mixture, stirring until just combined. Stir in raisins and vanilla. Pour into the containers you are using to bake it in - If using the cans fill 2/3 full. Place cans or pans on a baking sheet and bake at 325 for about 45 -50 minutes. Check with a toothpick. Cool completely and take out of cans.
(Tastes like a pumpkin bread.)
Other Bread Recipes: Traditional Bread Recipes (with wheat free recipes)
Bean Recipes: Simply Recipes
I am writing a book on our experiences the first year living here. The book also includes how we built our block house without electricity. If you are interested in the book, email me and I will put you on the waiting list.
Little Know Tidbits
If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too
Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all
count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.
Problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in hot
Solution: Eat it in the parking lot.
Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off
your appetite and you'll eat less.
A nice box of chocolates provides your total daily intake of calories
in one place. Isn't that handy?
If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge.
Calories are afraid of heights and they will jump out of the chocolate
to protect themselves.
Equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate is a balanced diet.
The preservatives in chocolate make you look younger.
Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous? Because no
one wants to quit.
Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That
way, at least you'll get one thing done!
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