A few weeks ago I read Chickadee's post about it and at the end she linked to a woman who crunched the numbers and figured out that it cost a penny per load. The tightwad in me read that and was convinced enough to give it a try. I mixed some up this weekend (haven't used it yet though) and I must confess that I'm a little tentative.
John is even more tentative.
When I told him what I was doing, he gave me a weird look. I asked him if he thought I was crazy, and he said, "Yeah, a little."
Great. This could be interesting.
I suppose if we despise the concoction, then I can just pitch it and use the borax to make homemade silly putty, and the washing powder to soak things before our next tie-dye project. Stay tuned.
Speaking of making things from scratch...
I tried making hummus this weekend. It was DELICIOUS! I got the recipe from my friend, Tim, who got it from the Naked Chef cookbook. Seriously, it was as good if not better than the kind I buy at my health food store or Whole Foods. So much cheaper too and SO stinkin' easy. The hardest part was finding tahini paste at the store.
Look out you guys.
Next thing you know, I'll be making homemade cream of
chemical mushroom or chicken soup! (Actually, I've been meaning to try this. Have any of you done this before?)
And homemade cake mixes.
And homemade cheese crackers. Like Goldfish or CheezIts.
I'll try anything once. Well, almost anything. ;)