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Making Blessings Stretch

Alhamdulilah sometimes as parents we want to be able to give our children the best of the best and sometimes the best things to give our children may not have to be expensive.

 There are some of us who may be experiencing hard ships with finances and some of just may want to save money and do things in a healthy way.

There is no doubt that our homes and children can feel a financial difference if we began to make a big deal out of it in a negative way. When the money runs low... or iman should not. When the money runs low.. our hopes and trust in Allah are high...

We have to make our blessings stretch ... so tonight I sat down and thought of a few ways we can save money.

1.) Menu plan: yes this helps us to save money honestly. We take one day of the week and that is usually Saturday, to write down the weeks menu. Best thing in my opinion is to make a menu based ff of what you have in your home already! This way you're getting rid of leftovers and saving money. Then compile a gr…

Milling Our Own Flour

Alhamdulilah we have been milling our own flour off and on for a couple months
I rather enjoy the process of milling the flour and watching the wheat berries turn into the flour we use for our bread.

In the picture we milled some brown rice, made it into flour and then made bread with it alhamdulilah it was different, taste a lot like cornbread in my opinion.

They say one of the benefits of milling your own flour is one, you can ehance it however you like. For us we use flaxseed, while it is whole and then combine it with the wheat berries, to have a whole wheat flax seed combination mashaAllah. Sometimes if we are making homemade crust you can mill the wheat berries with whole cloves into a fine .. autumn smelling and tasting flour. Alhamdulilah that's one of the nice things about milling the flour. Even though we enjoy getting 100% whole wheat flour from our grocery store and Whole Foods, we have read that even that flour the germ is removed from it. Removing the germ is said …

Giveaway time!!!

It's time don't you think? Well alhamdulilah we have been doing a few youtube videos and decided that we would do a giveaway of the second book: Its available on amazon alhamdulilah!! :TMH: Thoughts Of A Domestic Darling December 28th inshaAllah we would love to have all the wonderful essays :) emailed to traditionalmuslimah@gmail.com so please do spread the word and keep us in your duaa!!

Homemade Cinnamon Pudding- Goodbye Box Pudding!

SubhanAllah I had a craving for banana pudding today mashaAllah! I think it was because the children were opening the bananas and not fully eating them hmm, well we have been really striving to not do the box -processed foods and do a lot more of.. what we like to call foundational cooking, homemade meals and items 

We just knew somewhere in the world someone has made pudding before and alhamdulilah found an easy simple recipe! Sadly, we ate it all before I could take a picture so the picture here is not of my homemade pudding... you have to use your imagination!!

The recipe called for vanilla pudding but we did not have vanilla so we used cinnamon and sugar in the raw, not white sugar. It was good and the children loved it!

The recipe is:

1/3 cup sugar
3 tbs cornstarch if you do not have cornstarch then 3 tbs of flour replaces 1 tbs of cornstarch!
a little salt
2 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
cinnamon - optional

Combine the cornstarch salt and sugar on the stove and slowly add in …

Homemade Butter

Alhamdulilah we have a few youtube videos on our youtube channel.
Some excerpts from the second book and a homemade butter video :) mashaAllah please do check it out and share! We enjoyed making it

Yummy Yogurt

Alhamdullah you will be surprised at how easy it is to make your own yogurt. Not only is it easy, its much more cost effective than buying yogurt from the store. All you need is patience, milk, crockpot and a small container of yogurt (for the live cultures).

You could buy cultures but alhamdulilah it was much easier for us to buy a yogurt that had live cultures in it.

How to make yogurt in your crockpot:
Pour gallon of milk in crockpot
Heat on high for 2 hours
Turn off the crockpot and leave it alone for 3 hours

If you can put your fnger in the crockpot for 10 seconds then take out two cups of warm milk, mix in the yogurt starter and then pour it back into the crockpot.
Wrap the crockpot with a towel, to help the yogurt cool down slowly and then let it sit for 11 hours and better overnight. Some people put it in the oven of course with the oven OFF, just as an extra way of locking in the heat. This is optional, just don't forget that the crockpot is in the oven!
Enjoy yogurt wi…