Tonight I mixed up some homemade beef pepperoni! We had been buying turkey pepperoni from the grocery store, and it was quite expensive.
I was excited when Anne Jisca gave me her pepperoni recipe! I can't wait to bake it (in 2 more days!) and try some! It smelled delicious when I was mixing it up. :)
I have been wanting to make my own pepperoni for months now, and finally decided that the best way to make myself make my own would be to just not buy any more from the store! That way, if we want pepperoni, we have to make it! :)
I have used this tactic with other things that I was having difficulty giving up (like store-bought cream of chicken soup, stuffing mixes, chicken bouillon, using paper napkins, etc.) and it seems to magically work. ;) When I have one or two cans or packages of something "just in case I don't have time to make homemade", I inevitably end up using what's convenient.
Gradually I am replacing more and more factory-processed things with homemade, and I love it! I love not having to spend so much money at the store. I love it that I never really "run out" of things like bread crumbs or napkins or laundry soap.
Speaking of which, I'm due to make some more laundry soap tomorrow... before I "run out"! ;)