December 1, 2011

Check it Out!

I made another website! Yay! This time I wrote a script for a game. It's called Culinary Queen. You can check it out here. Let me know what you think!
Also, if you want to check out some great recipes, follow the game to the end and you'll find three. Included is my lemon meringue pie recipe, which is delicious. It's my favorite pie recipe I've ever used.

November 28, 2011

Bargain Bites

Another great way to save on cash is to go to bargain restaurants. These kinds of places deliver great food at an alarmingly low price. One of my ultimate favorites is in Campbell, California. It’s called Royal Taj. I went there today and it was delicious. They have an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet for $7.95. So amazing. I also love the Salt Flats Cafe in Wendover, Utah. They serve you loads of Mexican food for way cheap. Plus, they never charge you full price. Also the food is delicious and the waitstaff are excellent; they never write down anything and always get your order right. It's kinda in the middle of nowhere, but it is my favorite stop on road trips. What is your favorite restaurant for bargain bites? Let me know in the comments below!

November 14, 2011

Make Your Own Bread

Another great way to save your cash is to make your own bread. Sounds scary, I know. Bread is not the easiest thing in the world to make, but if you start with an easy recipe and practice, even you can make some pretty darn good bread. This recipe is one of my favorites, it's easy, simple, and cheap:

60 Minute French Bread

1 packet of yeast (2 1/2 tsp)
1 1/4 C of warm water
1 tbsp of sugar
1 tbsp of oil
1 1/2 tsp of salt
3 1/2 to 4 C of all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 375°
Dissolve yeast in warm water. In a mixing bowl combine the yeast mixture, sugar, and oil. Stir. Add 2 cups of the flour, stir to combine. Add salt and 1 1/2 cups flour. Stir until a medium dough forms. If the dough is too soft, add 1/2 cup flour.
Turn dough out onto well-floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes. Let dough rest 5 minutes.
Divide dough into three roughly equal pieces, stretch each out into a rope. Braid the ropes of dough together, tucking under ends. Place braid on lightly greased baking sheet. (For a round loaf, pull ends of braid together into a circle, tucking one end under the other)Let rise 5-30 minutes.
Bake for 25-30 minutes

Tada! You just made bread! 

November 7, 2011

Check It Out!

Okay, so this makes two weeks in a row diverging from the main topic of my blog, but I just have to tell you all about something. I made a website! As part of a project for a class I'm in, I created a website all about the health aspects of chocolate. It's far from perfect, but I'm proud of it. I hope you read it! You can find it here. Let me know what you think! Oh, and I promise to get back to eating on a budget next week!