I read a statement last night on another blog that I completely disagree with. It said that our generation isn’t interested in making things from scratch because it doesn’t make financial sense. Me and the hubby had a talk tonight about my tortillas I made the other day…I could get preservative soaked flavorless tortillas from the grocery store for $1 on sale. It cost me between .25 – .50 to make 14 fresh, preservative-free, homemade tortillas the other day:) I cannot afford to buy organic tortillas all the time(which would be my only option because of my allergies) so I have to cook from scratch but…
What do you think? Is it not financially worth it to cook from scratch?
I love making cheese crackers at home. A box of organic cheese crackers goes for at least $2 – $3. I pay around $1 or less to make a big batch of fresh crackers.
I do think our generation is less likely to cook from scratch but I think that has to do with the way kids are being raised in this day and age. In the same blog article I read they said that cooking everything from scratch is completely unpractical in this day and age. I think this is just the way of thinking for this generation and it’s not true. As you know we’ve been going through the Little House books and learning frugal living tips from them. If you told Ma that she should pay an arm and a leg for a little box that was basically a mixture of flour, sugar, and other cake making ingredients, she would look at you like you are crazy. What puts us in the mindset where the beautiful art of keeping the home is unpractical in this day and age? Why should we buy things put together in a box, frozen and ready to be baked, or food out of a little window.
What do you think? Is making everything from scratch unpractical?
Maybe I’m out on a limb here but I can’t wait to teach my children about the art of homemaking and especially cooking from scratch. I’d love to hear what you all think!