I was at a mom's group a few months ago and we were talking about some recipes. Specifically cream of chicken soup. I detest the stuff as its so full of sodium and preservatives AND its expensive. But really, its just not good for you. For the last 3 years I've just been making my own and using a recipe my mom found online. Sometimes I make it from a roux, but usually I use this powder. Usually cream of chicken soup is used in a recipe with other things and so I've found that even though this tastes a little different, it hasn't ever changed how any of my recipes taste. I used it in green bean casserole over the holidays and it actually tasted better.
This Christmas my mom made up (with the help of Eva and Julia) all of these recipes in the powder form and put them in cute containers for us to have in our cupboards. With that said, I've fallen in love with the oatmeal, pancake mix and hot chocolate as well. The oatmeal tastes like maple and brown sugar oatmeal you get from the store and the hot chocolate does not need the mounds of cream I usually add. So ladies, here you go:
(omit butter and shortening if you want and add 1 1/2 cup ground flax. Works for the pancakes, not sure about the biscuits.)