Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cream of Something

_MG_2872.jpgDo you like to use Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom or any condensed soups for that matter, in your cooking? Me too. I used to use them all the time.  Then I found out how they are really unhealthy and full of MSG. Yuck! Again, on Pintrerest I found a recipe to make my own cream of soups. If you want to make your own too just follow along. I'm not saying it's super healthy, but it sure beats the stuff you buy in a can these days.
_MG_2868.jpgIt doesn't get any easier than these simple ingredients. I bet you can find most of them readily available in your very own pantry. All you do is mix a little of this and a little of that and BAM! Done!
_MG_2977.jpgFind a pretty Pyrex mixing bowl and dump all your ingredients in there. It's just powdered milk, minced onions, corn starch, bouillon, basil, thyme, and a little pepper.
_MG_2979.jpgMix well. Then you can store in an airtight container. I like to use mason jars because they're pretty versatile that way.
_MG_3599.jpgI use this often enough so I just taped the recipe to the jar for easy refills. No need to go seraching for the recipe. Now when you actually want to make a Cream of Something soup you just need 1/3 cup of this mix an some water. How easy is that? It just tastes 10 times better too. I use it for everything that calls for a Cream of Something soup.

Cream of “Something”

  • 1 cup dried milk
  • 3/4 cup corn starch
  • 4 tablespoons dried minced onions
  • 1/4 cup bouillon (any flavor: chicken, beef, or vegetable)
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp pepper

Mix all ingredients together. For 1-10oz can of condensed soup combine 1/3 cup mix with 1 1/4 cup of water. Heat until thick.


Lauren said...

What's with the organic herbs? Is that all they sell in Colorado?

Laura Melius said...

Thanks for this! I will be trying it!

Gail said...

I'm anxious to try mine(even though it looks cute just sitting here on my counter) and now that we are home for a while maybe I'll be able to actually cook something. What's your favorite dish to make with it?

JAN said...

Zip it, Lauren. I just buy whatever is on sale and the cheapest. I don't have a Beachy's nearby like some people.

Gail, I love making chicken noodle soup.

Kristen said...

Perfect timing! I just saw this recipe on Pinterest last night! Glad to know that it really works. It is on my to-make list!

Gretchen said...

Great recipe. Thanks for sharing. I love how about every other post contains a mason jar. :)