I know, I'm nearly 40 and it's actually disgraceful but I have done it! And I'll do it again. I've been cutting back on the rubbish we have in the house slowly but surely. We no longer have cereal bars/shop bought lunch snacks, I've been trying to bake my own muffins, flapjacks or failing that pikelets (Scotch Pancakes). I've always made our main meals from scratch but hadn't really thought about breakfast and lunches. The kids have been having eggs for breakfast occasionally, and sometimes smoothies. They know I'm 'mean' as they aren't allowed all the sugary breakfast cereals and tend to stick with Weetbix, but when I saw Sue's recipe for her Granola I had to give it a try. I did last night and it got the thumbs up from my people this morning - result!
Bread here is super expensive and with growing boys in the house they can eat their way through a loaf when they get home from school. Sue posted yesterday about how easy baking your own bread is, how much cheaper and how much healthier than all the extra ingredients added to our supermarket loaves. I had nothing better planned today and thought it was an experiment worth trying.
The kids could smell the bread as they came home and, as predicted, ate their way though most of the first loaf! Thankfully there is enough left over for sandwiches tomorrow, with a piece of (nut-free this time - oops!) Pear and Raspberry Loaf for recess, and some fruit.
Now all we need are some chickens in the garden for eggs and a cow for milk!