Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another thrify read

Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less by Pia Catton and Califia Suntree is a great reference book.  I don't think that reading it cover to cover was the best idea because it isn't a page turner that you just breeze through.  Do you want to know how to fix your toliet, change a tire, make your own cleaning products and cook low cost meals?  This is the book for you!  Instead of an idea book just talking about cutting costs, they do tell you how to do it so bring a notepad and pen and get ready.  There were some fun recipes that I thought I would share that hopefully gets you to take the book out of the library.

Johnnycakes (makes 8)

1/2 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup hot milk
1 tbsp butter

-Mix the dry ingredients, then stir in remaining ingredients.  Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto a hot, greased griddle and fry to a golden brown on both sides (like a pancake).  Repeat until batter is used.  Serve with butter, syrup, or fruit.

The other book series that I am reading makes something like these for breakfast all the time so it is an interesting link to my other reading which I will share soon!

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