The more things that we make from scratch instead of a box, the more things we want to try to make ourselves.
This weekend was homemade cornbread and homemade mayonnaise. The cornbread was because we had our friends Tracy and Michael over for chili and not enough jiffy mix. Brian chose a recipe online and ta-da! Cornbread for a crowd. It was quite unlike store - bought, it had plenty of moisture! That came from giving the cornmeal a 5-minute milk soak.
The mayo was also born out of necessity.... Brian went to make a roast beef sandwich and we didn't have any! He said that it was quite an arm workout but that it was delicious.
So, in no way will we attempt to cut out pre packaged foods permanently, as they are a huge time saver for two working parents. But whenever there's time on our side, we are sure to do this kind of thing again.