In an attempt to clear the clutter of my home, I looked to my bookshelves. So many books, so little time. And, my cookbooks? I’ve mentioned them here before. I LOVE books and I LOVE cookbooks and there has been one book on my shelf for years that was a little of both. Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy. I read it cover to cover once and wanted to share it with a friend. I didn’t give it to her, however, because there were a couple of recipes in it that I wanted to save for myself. Every morning as I sit to journal at my dining room table, I see the title and think I should give that to my friend so she can learn from it too. But, I never take the time to look for the recipe to copy down. Last week that day came. I got out the book, I scanned the index, I found the recipe (& a couple more) and I made copies of the pages I wanted. I delivered the book to my friend explaining that it was intended for her for years.
Today, I again, face clutter. Now, instead of one book on a shelf, I have 5 pages of paper with recipes on them from the book. Highly unlikely that I will use any of them…except for perhaps the one that I sincerely wanted and meant to copy in the first place. So, to clear the clutter again, I am copying the recipe here and the wasted paper and loose pages will leave my home….never to be thought of again. Oh, and next time, I’ll give the book away and just search the internet for a recipe!
Baking Mix (Similar to Jiffy Mix or Bisquick)
8 C Flour
1 1/4 C Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
1/4 C Baking Powder
1 TBS Salt
2 C Shortening
Combine flour, milk powder, baking powder, and salt in a very large bowl. Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Store in tightly closed covered container in a cool place (cupboards are fine). Makes about 10 Cups.