Tuesday, February 9, 2010

On Eating In

The other day, Little Bit and I were out running errands. We got done just before lunch time, and she asked if we could stop somewhere and have lunch.

It's tempting, isn't it? For just a few dollars we could stop somewhere and have a little something. Or....

We could go home and eat things that we already have on hand. That would save us a few dollars. A few dollars, even once a week, add up to quite a few dollars.

Little hands learn how to help. Get the napkins, find the forks.

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Choose the dressing. Is this your salad, or mine?

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At home, it's not extra for cheese, and you get a pickle too!

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Home-made means I can make mama-and-daddy size hamburgers and buns...and Little Bit sized hamburgers and buns. Cute cute! (and less waste) When I prepare hamburgers, I make enough for several meals and freeze them, so all we had to do was put a Mama burger and a Little Bit burger into the Foreman grill. I make the buns in both sizes too.

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Let's eat!

8 comments:

Toni said...

She definitely doesn't look tortured by the fact you made her eat in!

I love this!

Susan said...

Would you mind sharing you bun recipe? I would love to make my own. I tried once, and, well, let's just say I will not be using that recipe again! Thanks!

tenthingsfarm said...

Sure Susan! The recipe I use can be found right here:

http://homemadewithlove.wordpress.com/2008/04/17/awesome-hamburger-buns/

My experience is that it makes far more buns than the recipe says - I get 24 adult size buns from one recipe. I make a 2 kid buns from one adult bun worth of dough.

It's a really versatile recipe. I put in some pastry wheat flour and some oat flour (and a little gluten, since pastry wheat and oats are both lower in gluten)in place of some of the all purpose flour. I've also used it to make a very puffy soft bread!

Calico Prairie said...

Awesome idea! I have a foreman grill and never know what to do with it! Thanks for the idea, girl!

tenthingsfarm said...

Sure, Kristi - glad to help! :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I hate using our grill as I don't enjoy the clean up, but your burger looks so good, I think I will give it a try again.

Are you not posting your weekly Wednesday post? As I put a link back to your post on my blog, thinking it woul dbe there?

Gill in Canada

tenthingsfarm said...

Gill, I put a wet washcloth inside the grill as soon as we're done with it. Later, it wipes clean very easily.

I scheduled the Wednesday post to go up this morning, but as I am far west of you, it was not up yet when you stopped by this morning. Sorry for the confusion. :)

tenthingsfarm said...

Gill, I put a wet washcloth inside the grill as soon as we're done with it. Later, it wipes clean very easily.

I scheduled the Wednesday post to go up this morning, but as I am far west of you, it was not up yet when you stopped by this morning. Sorry for the confusion. :)

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