Monday, October 4, 2010

DIY Onion Soup Mix / DIY Brown Gravy Mix

I don't know what in the world I might have done, but I sure feel like I have wrestled a couple of midgets for 9 rounds!  I'm sure it must feel sort of like this. I think I slept "crooked" or something. A bit uncomfortable actually but it should be better soon!  

  Mushroom showed me how to make a wonderful honey wheat bread today.  Unfortunately I didn't take notes... so I will have to share the recipe with you when I can get her to write it down for me. She is slowly but surely weaning me off my bread machine.  One thing I do know is that it sure does smell  good around here right now.

I was looking through some old files yesterday and found a couple of recipes for some DIY mixes.  These just might come in handy one day when I don't have the originals to fall back on. Anyway, I thought I would post them here in case anyone might also find themselves needing a DIY mix of some sort!
I think I may have posted this one before but it is a really good copycat version of Lipton's Onion Soup Mix.  I love that stuff. Especially when I'm making a roast!  It is also good when you whip it up as an Onion Dip!
CopyCat Lipton's Onion Soup Mix

    3/4 cup instant minced onion
   1/3 cup beef bouillon powder
    4 teaspoons onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon crushed celery seed
    1/4 teaspoon sugar

 Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.
        About 5 tablespoons of mix are equal to 1 1¼-ounce package.
  ***** To make onion dip: Mix 5 tablespoons with one pint of sour cream.

Here's one I found for a DYI  Brown Gravy Mix.  I like this one since I can't make a good brown gravy to save my......  Well I just can't make it!  LOL
        Brown Gravy Mix
    1 2/3 cups cornstarch
    6 tablespoons low-sodium beef bouillon cubes
    4 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
    2 teaspoons onion powder
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon paprika

Directions- - Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.   To make gravy, measure 3 tablespoons mix into a saucepan. Add 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil and simmer 1 minute
                 There ya have it!  Two easy DIY Mix recipes!
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  1. Thank you. I've been planning on finding out how to make several different dry spice mixes.

  2. Hey, thanks for the recipes. I'm going to have to try them. lol

  3. Same midget that worked you over was here too*wink* My neck and shoulders are so stiff and sore this morning*sigh*

    Thanks for the recipes I've added them to my "stash" We like the onion soup mixed in sour cream or yogurt as a veggie dip or chip dip. :o)
    Blessings for your day,

  4. Thanks for sharing the recipes, Sci. :)