Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Family Favorites

In light of wanting to share more frugal ideas, I decided to go along with my "homemade" theme for Family Favorites as well

For the price of a few ingredients, you can make up mixes and seasonings that will go much farther than if you bought them pre-made.

The Cream of Soup mix and the Taco Seasoning mix is ones I've used for quite some time, again not sure where I picked them up. The Onion Soup Mix I picked up from The Grocery Cart Challenge.

Hope you find these delicious and easy on your budget!

Onion Soup Mix

3/4 cup dried minced onions
1/3 cup powdered beef bouillon
4 teaspoons onion powder
¼ teaspoon crushed celery seed
¼ teaspoon sugar

Mix ingredients together then store in an airtight container.

Use 2 Tablespoons mix per 1 cup boiling water.

Recipe makes approximately 1 cup dried onion soup mix. 5 Tablespoons is equivalent to 1 package store bought mix.

Taco Seasoning Mix

¼ cup dried minced onion
¼ cup chili powder
3 Tablespoons salt
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 Tablespoon dried minced garlic
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
1 Tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano

Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 year.

To prepare: For every pound of ground meat, add 2 Tablespoons of the mix and 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Cream of Soup Mix

1 ½ cup cornstarch
2 cups powder milk
½ cup chicken bouillon powder
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
Salt to taste

Combine ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

To make soup:
Use 1/3 cup mix and 1½ cup water. Mix well. Heat over medium heat until thick. Equals 1 can of soup.

Hope this helps!!!

As always, if you see a recipe unique to you, please let me know and I'll be glad to give you a shout out!!


Andrea said...

Thank you and GOD BLESS, andrea

SusanD said...

Those are great recipes. Thanks so much for sharing them. Blessings, SusanD

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Thanks for these great recipes!

mom-2-4 said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for sharing. We love mexican food and eat tacos, burritos, and enchildads soooo often that I have to buy so much taco seasoning. These recipes are so great- Thanks!

Mary at Civilla's Cyber Cafe said...

Those are cool.