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Pretty proud of myself

November 4th, 2014 at 07:00 am

Yesterday I really wanted to stop at the store on my way home. Had this great idea to make garlic bread to go with our dinner. Then I thought of all these other things that could go with dinner. Then I thought....NO. Why would I do that? I have plenty of groceries at home. So I didn't stop. I went home. Completed my list of to-dos. Did yoga. And made dinner, including some homemade beer bread. Pretty proud of myself for not stopping and sticking with my plans.

Oh...and I worked on turning off the lights and using less water overall. Smile I especially want to take advantage of not having to run the heater or the A/C right now.

10 Responses to “Pretty proud of myself”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Good job! I saw beer bread being made in one of those cooking shows this weekend. Looked good, and easy! Would you be willing to share your recipe?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Good job, Rena! I love beer bread. CB, here's the recipe I use. VERY easy!

    Homemade Beer Bread

    3 cups flour
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
    3 tablespoons butter, melted

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 5" x 9" loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

    Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Add beer and mix until combined (Dough will be sticky). Place dough into loaf pan. Pour melted butter over top of loaf.

    Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 50-60 minutes, or until top is golden brown and toothpick comes out clean from center.

    Serve warm or cold.

    *If desired, you can substitute a 12-ounce can of soda for the beer in this recipe.

  3. rachel021406 Says:

    My recipe was the exact same ingredients. Only difference was to bake at 375 for 55 mins. And I didn't sift. Smile It was super good.

    And we are eating the rest of the bread tonight with the potato soup I'm making. Rainy day here in Texas...so its a good day for soup.

  4. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Can I use dealcoholized beer?

  5. rachel021406 Says:

    According to Betty Crocker you can use non alcoholic beer. Wink

  6. snafu Says:

    Terrific to make a plan and stick to it! Kudos Making a list and following it helps to keep your focussed. Do you make a weekly meal plan? I've cut food spending by looking at chain food flyers and writing a plan based on loss leaders, seasonal items and our own schedules. It's taken down so much stress when I know what I need to do, walking in the door. I do my best to have Crock Pot or easy put together in advance casserole for days when I know I'll be late getting home.

  7. scfr Says:

    Pat pat pat on the back for you - good job!

  8. Nika Says:

    Wowitsawonderfullife, the alcohol will quickly evaporate in cooking, so there won't be any in a finished product.

    Chances are, this bread would have more calories than the entire dinner, and all of it is sugar, so you did not miss much.

  9. MonkeyMama Says:

    Good Job!

    I am baking beer bread right now. It sounded so good and we had ingredients on hand.

  10. CB in the City Says:


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