So if you remember, in March I want to get back to making a lot of the stuff we use around the house.
I’ve already had lots of success right out of the gate! I linked all the “recipes” so if you want to check it out you can!
Cooking spray. Yes I have my own label maker. It is wonderful. You can be jealous. Cost? Free b/c I already had all the ingredients. Savings? About $4 (If this seems high it is, I usually buy the organic kind). Um did you know that cooking spray has butane in it? Like the same stuff that’s in lighters? Uh no thank you. This stuff works great and its just oil and water!
Also, (not pictured) I made a shower cleaning spray with dish detergent and vinegar. I will never clean my shower with anything else again! Cost? Free. Savings $4
I also conjured up a great relaxing bath salts mix! Sunday night is bath night not just for babies but for mommas as well! Cost? Free. Savings $6 and up. The glass of wine that accompanied it was also free.
We are not a big cereal family since both B and I are lactose intolerant. But we had a box of Cheerios left over from some visitors. A liked eating them out of his little cup so I was going to buy more at Costco, but then I thought, hey, I could make these! I found a bootleg ghetto Cheerio's recipe and it is kinda tedious making the little balls but it turned out great and again, it was free b/c I already had all the ingredients. Savings $4!
And then there was the not so successful things. Baking is not my forte. However, in the case of bread, we have a bread maker so it’s pretty much idiot proof.
We used to make bread so much that the recipe was taped inside the baking cabinet.
I was excited to make some whole wheat bread. See all these ingredients in the bread I usually buy? Yeah, not too sorry to see them leave!
You can’t beat flour, water, sugar, salt, oil, and yeast.
But something was lost in translation b/c this bread did not come out right. I thought it was b/c I added wheat germ and oats.
So I tried again.
Same thing. Just a bit “touched” as we would say in the south. In other words: “somethin’ ain’t right”. Then I realized that I was using the rapid rise white bread flour recipe! Duh! After two batches and 4 hours, I was spent on breaking making for the day, but tomorrow is another day and this Scarlett is going to attempt it again!
So that’s my week 1 recap for Make it March. Total savings this week making things from stuff I already had? $18! Whooo hooo! Money in my pocket!
Next week I know that I have to make some laundry detergent for sure! And the lady who came up with the Cheerios recipe also had one for crackers that I might try too!