Sunday, February 15, 2015
Kick the Pre-Packaged Mix - 2015 Challenge
Call it convenience, lazy, or just a taste preference, I have a slight addiction with packages of different mixes. I actually have a whole shoe-box size basket in my pantry loaded with these little envelopes! Yes they are convenient, however they also contain a lot of ingredients that are really not necessary to make a meal. In addition, most of the ingredients that you need are more than likely in your spice cabinet.
I am challenging myself to break this habit (and I may not eliminate it completely), I truly want to find out if a homemade mix is truly as good as these prepackaged ones. I know when I am in a rush, I will probably still grab a packet, but if I have the time I am consciously going to try at making my own mix! If I find one I like, I can make a large batch and store it for future dinners!
The internet is an amazing place when it comes to recipes. So much so, that I do not even think one truly needs a recipe box anymore! I spent some time trolling the internet for some prepackaged alternatives. Here is a good list to try!
Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix - $5 Dinners - I tried this and it was amazing! The verdict? I will use this instead of an envelop mix!
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe - Whole New Mom
Meat Loaf with Homemade Seasoning Mix - Just A Pinch
Homemade Gravy Mix - A Few Short Cuts
Homemade Fajita Seasoning - Lynn's Kitchen Adventures
Ranch Dressing Mix - Untrained Housewife
Beef Stew Seasoning Mix - Budget 101
Chili Seasoning Packet - Family Corner
Homemade Enchilada Sauce - Damn Delicious
Dry Onion Soup Mix - Yummly
Homemade Vegetable Dill Dip - Katrina's Kitchen
Caesar Salad Dressing - Heart Healthy Home
So do you have a favorite you care to share? Leave the link in the comments!