scratch or packet mix?

Australia
October 31, 2009 6:07am CST
When you make biscuits, cakes or anything else, do you make it from scratch or cheat & use a packet mix? These days, when I make sweets like cakes & bikkies, I make them from scratch - it's alot cheaper & is just as easy...however, if I'm making something like spaghetti bolognaise, I cheat & add a jar of sauce... Do you make things from scratch or do you cheat like I sometimes do?
6 responses
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
13 Nov 09
I have done both. But in the interest of saving time, I usually use a mix. When it comes to special meals, I go the scratch route. I suppose it just depends on how I am feeling. with gravy, I do my own. It always tastes better to me than the packet stuff.
• Australia
13 Nov 09
It is more time consuming to make things from scratch...I love homemade gravy but was only shown once so I use a packet mix...I know you put vegemite in it but not sure on the rest...could you hep me out?
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
10 Nov 09
I do both. It really depends on how much time I have and if I am in the mood to do the clean up that making things from scratch takes. I do think that from scratch tastes a lot better most of the time.
• Australia
10 Nov 09
I agree, making things from scratch do taste alot nicer but then there's all the mess to clean up - catch 22 situation lol
@peavey (15865)
• United States
2 Nov 09
I make almost everything from scratch. It's easier and takes less room to store basic things like flour and salt and baking powder than to have to store a mix for this and a mix for that, a box of this and a box of that.
• Australia
2 Nov 09
I agree plus it ends up being cheaper too
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
31 Oct 09
I usually make things from scratch, but I do use spaghetti sauce from jars. I also cheat on angel food cake - I use a mix.
• Australia
31 Oct 09
That's exactly what I do!!! Except the angel food cake (never made one - never eaten one as they're not popular here in Australia).
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
31 Oct 09
It's easier and quicker to make things from a mix. I prefer to make whatever I like to bake from scratch. It may take a little more time, but often it can save you money. With mixes, you are paying for the convenience of having most of the work done for you. Scratch is best I think!
• Australia
31 Oct 09
I totally agree!!! Packet mixes are great when you don't have alot of time & do taste good but making from scratch is cheaper & tastes better
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
31 Oct 09
It depends on my mood, my time frame and what it is I'm making...I much prefer to make things from scratch but sometimes its just not possible ya know so cheatin and using a box is necessary....
• Australia
31 Oct 09
I definately hear ya with that one