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Sunday Savings on the Homestead Weeks 4 and 5: Make Your Own Bread and Taco Seasoning!




Every Sunday I will be posting a Sunday Savings on the Homestead. This posts will concentrate on one money saving thing you and I can do to save money for the week. Some will be easy, some will be be a bit difficult, and all will concentrate on one way to save money for the week. Please join me in trying to live a frugal life in 2015!

So I missed posting this last week. I am not sure how as it was typed up and ready to go. Oh well.

This week's challenge is actually two challenges. Both are easy. 

Bread

The first challenge is to make your own bread. I actually prefer homemade bread to store bought. I also cheat when making bread! I use my bread maker and put the ingredients in, set it to the dough cycle, and walk away for 1.5 hours. I take the bread out, let rise in the pans, put it in the preheated oven, and let it bake. Easy!

Two of my most favorite recipes are here: 
Rich, Hearty Sandwich Bread
Honey Oatmeal Bread

If you make these and don't use your bread maker, that is great too. I don't always, but lately I haven't had the time to not use it.

The second challenge is to make your taco seasoning. So, so, so easy! So much better than store bought! I mix the ingredients together in a jar, shake, and use. I even made batches of taco seasoning for Christmas gifts a few years ago.

My favorite taco seasoning recipe is this one from Self-Reliance by Jamie. I use 1-2 Tablespoons of mix to one pound of ground beef. 

Taco Seasoning Mix
1/2 cup chili powder
1/4 cup onion powder
1/8 cup cumin
1-2 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 Tablespoon sea salt

This week's challenges are easy, peasy. You may already do them! You might have done them in the past and quit. Time to get back on the wagon and make these!

Thanks for reading,
Erica

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