Thursday, February 28, 2013

Homemade - The Way to Go!

Last week was hectic with many things going on! My sister-in-law came to visit for her school break, my sister had her wisdom teeth taken out (we took care of her most of the week), we went to Magic Wings butterfly conservatory, went to a fun ladies' meeting at church, went to a Sharks game and had my in-laws over for just a night. Those were the highlights of the week, though there was much more done! It went by quickly, but this week is a little more relaxed, thankfully. I hardly had any time to do anything at home last week, so this week I felt the need to get back into the swing of things. Started with creating the menu and then grocery shopping. I always feel that if the menu and grocery shopping is done, then it makes the rest of my week feel more under control! Strange, maybe, but that's just me. :)

I tried something new already, and am so excited when a new experiment actually works. I've had a little extra time to browse Pinterest, and came across a pin on how to make your own peanut butter. And who knew how simple it really is?! All you need is a food processor and peanuts... and about 5 minutes. Hah, now that is what I call easy. Here is a link to the site with instructions. I used the same exact peanuts from Trader Joes that are in the tutorial. The outcome was amazing, and really, I don't think I will ever buy a jar of peanut butter again. Sooo good.

It got me thinking after making the peanut butter how absolutely easy some homemade things can be. And how much more amazing things are when you make them yourself! Although I am sure I will never come even close to making everything homemade, I certainly am going to try to do as much as I can the old-fashioned way. People look at me and say, "You are so creative - I could never do that!" Yet, it's not complicated at all!

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