|homemade wheat bread loaf cooling|
The next item that just got ridiculous in the grocery store was mayonnaise. Last year, the jar of mayo were around $3, but they have steadily risen to over $5 per jar. So, I went searching for a recipe, and discovered it is surprisingly easy to make my own! The main trick seems to be drizzling the oil in very slowly while running the stick blender on high. We have not bought any since I learned how to make it myself.
Last night, I noticed we were almost out of ketchup. A quick hunt through the pantries showed nothing in reserve, and I have become extremely picky about my ketchup since the no-HFCS/real sugar stuff was brought back onto the market ... but if you don't catch it on sale it is pricey. Enter a recipe, a good sale on tomato sauce and tomato paste, and a little motivation ... I will need to update the results as it needs to simmer all day.