It is getting harder and harder to stick to a grocery budget. I'm also getting cheaper and cheaper. For example, yesterday I was at the local super Walmart buying some groceries. I wanted a loaf of italian bread for tonight's dinner. The loaf was nearly $4.00. It went back on the shelf and this morning, Bubby and I made a perfect sized loaf of delicious wheat italian bread....and I can pronounce the natural ingredients in it!
I now make my own sour cream (so much tastier than the store bought stuff and easy, too....just put 8 ounces of heavy cream -not ultra-pasteurized- in a clean glass jar. Pour in at least a tablespoon of cultured buttermilk, cover and let sit at room temperature for 24 hours. It'll thicken after 48 hours.)
Bubby's been my little helper today. He not only helped me make italian bread and knead the sourdough and refresh the starter, but he also helped me wash the kitchen floor and dig another square for my 4-square herb garden.