Sunday, August 03, 2008

Mom: Look here

While I was home my mom gave me some great recipes for dry ingredients that you can store to make things that you use on a semi-regular basis. I used the cream of chicken soup mix today in a meal and IT WAS FABULOUS! I'll never buy cream of chicken soup again (I hate buying/using it in the first place cuz I don't know whats in it!!). Anyways. This is a dry mix that you just store and then use what you need and add water to. I already had all the ingredients in my home ( in a box in the garage)!

So here it is
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CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP

2 cups powdered nonfat milk
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup instant chicken bouillon (or I used 7 cubes crushed up)
1 teaspoon onion powder (I used one teaspoon dried onion)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all ingredients together well and store in an airtight container.

To make the equivalent of one can of cream of chicken soup mix 1/3 cup soup mix with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for a few minutes until thickened. Watch carefully and stir constantly to prevent sticking.
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Mom, this is the kind of stuff I would like you to blog on a frequent basis (daily really, I know you have thoughts about stuff like this on a daily basis that we would all benefit from). Seriously, it saved me $3 today in dinner alone. Keep it up and I could be saving oodles every day just on your little tid-bits that you have stored in your brain. WILL YOU? Yes, I'm begging. I love you lots.

3 comments:

chelzers said...

Those are my FAVORITE kind of things/tidbits! Like making your own taco seasoning...it's so great and usually tastes better! Thanks for sharing!

momhirt said...

we did a relief society enrichment day in barrow making all kinds of mixes. this was the best find (off the internet). if you want chicken, add chunks of chicken, mushroom: add chopped mushroom. or use beef flavored bullion. you get the idea. it's easy to tweak it to fit your recipe. i agree, that was a great find.

Sean said...

No mushrooms.