Picture this with me if you will:
You are craving a chicken casserole, you think you’ve got everything you need. You have everything out on the counter. You’re following along with the recipe and then you see instructions calling for you to add one can of cream of chicken over the chicken. Huh, when did the can of cream of chicken enter the ingredient list?
I never have the stuff on hand, and up until last week, couldn’t plan out meals ahead of time to save my life. <— progress!
Two years ago I came across a great recipe to fix this problem forever. I haven’t bought a can of cream of anything in two (2) years. Life has been so much easier, cheaper, healthier.
A big bag of powdered milk, is well, big. I don’t use it for anything other than to make this, but this bag is good for more than a year. So it will get used up.
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All you need is:
- a large jar (or another food storage container)
- 2 cups powdered milk
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup chicken broth/bullion cubes – or beef
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tbsp onion powder
Mix all the ingredients. I mix it up in a large Tupperware container so it gets mixed well.
I then store it in jars. Mason jars, old spaghetti sauce jars. Reusing!
To use you take 1/3 cup of the dry soup mix and mix with 1 1/4 cups of water in a small pot/sauce pan. Bring it to a boil, reduce to a simmer until it thickens. DONE!
This is all I have been using for two years now, no more running out to get a can, or not making something because you don’t have it on hand.
It might take five minutes and then you are back to cooking.
It also would make a tasty light soup for eating as is.