Growing up Liver was a favorite meal for me and as it turns out a cheap one! Being that we raise our own meat we don't have to purchase liver but we do anyways as its one of the cheapest meats going. Now I know its not a favorite for all but when times are tough and that is all you can afford why not spice it up, you will be surprised what you can make and how good it will taste! Today I am going to share a Liver Loaf recipe that our children love.
You will need 2 pounds of liver, 1/2 cup of green bacon, 3/4 cup onion, minced, 1 cup bread or cracker crumbs, 3 eggs (beaten), 1 cup of milk, 3/4 cup corn meal, 2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tsp sage (powder), 1/2 cup homemade catsup and five slices of bacon.
In a food processor chop cooked liver and green bacon. Place in bowl and add remaining ingredients mixing thoroughly. Place in a loaf pan that is lined with sliced bacon, place a few slices of bacon on top and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove from oven and serve. This recipe tastes great with a side of mashed potato and gravy!
Here we sit in 2016 and just as expected the prices of Groceries not to mention everyday household items are once again on the rise. For the average family of four they estimate an extra $350 will be added to their grocery bill and although it doesn't seem like a lot it sure is. As for our family, well if we where to purchase everything at the grocery store we would be broke feeding a family of 11 and this is why we have been trying to produce as much as we can from scratch. Throughout the next few months I will be sharing basic recipes that we use around the homestead that use few ingredients but can feed our household comfortably, as well as a few basic recipes that we use for laundry and dish detergent.
I thought today I would share a simple recipe I use for making baking powder, here on the homestead it is amazing how much baking powder I go through and if I where to buy it in the store..well lets just say it could break the bank! I am very particular on baking powder as it has to work just right, I tried the no name product a few times and was not impressed so after a long search I found the easiest recipe in the world. All you need is 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, mix together and there you have it Baking Powder! I only make this in small portions as I find it does not store well mixed together over long periods of time but will last in an air tight container for a week before it begins to loose its "Magic"!
From our Homestead to yours!
All Recipes we share on our blog are made in our kitchen and yield to feed a family of 10-12.