This morning I had a bit of a wake up call. Nearly two weeks ago I had put a loaf of bread in my refrigerator and then promptly forgot about it. I found it this morning. When I took it out and looked at it, I was amazed to see there wasn't even one spot of mold on it and the slices were still soft. That scared me just a little bit. When I looked at the ingredients on the bag, most of them had names I can't pronounce.
The list of ingredients was lengthy. The bread recipe I use contains seven. And I can pronounce all of them. Granted, at my age I probably could use all the preservatives I can get, but this list on the bag was a bit much.
Thing is...I had become lazy and had stopped making my own bread. I don't even have the excuse of physical limitations because it takes very little effort to dump ingredients into a bread machine. And even without the machine I believe I could still turn out a respectable loaf of bread.
So it is back to the basics for me. Jennifer over at 'Prep School Daily' - listed in my side bar - has a recipe for a Soup and Sauce Mix that I am planning to try in order to use in place of condensed cream soups and basic sauces and she has several recipes for it's use. Considering the price of a can of 'cream of' soups now, it makes sense to find cheaper and more healthy alternatives.
Grandma managed to feed a family of nine children without the use of convenience foods. I expect I can manage a meal for one without them.