For the last few weeks, we've been trying to cut down on money spent on groceries by making things we'd normally buy. For me, the breaking point was realizing a loaf of bread now cost $3.00+, when a *pound* of flour cost only $0.50, roughly.
So in the last two-three weeks I've baked quite a few loaves of bread and started to get back my knowledge of how to do that (I used to bake a fair amount some years ago). And I'm also doing some other similar work; for instance, rather than buy frozen fries, I am now deep-frying about 10 pounds of potatoes which will be frozen for later use. And instead of chips, I made the kids a big bunch of pappadam.
And I'm making cookies, using a recipe HANDED DOWN THROUGH THE SPOOR FAMILY LIN