Monday, December 4, 2006

Day 3 & 4

Yesterday the computer just didn't want to cooperate!!!

I posted an easy to make christmas gift on Rice Pillows! If you don's have a sewing machine don't fret. I made the first couple with tube socks & a needle & thread (just fill 2/3 with rice & hand stitch the opening closed) I used small stitches & made two passes so the rice couldn't find a way out. I purchased dh a package of tube socks form our local "dollar" store & took out 2 pair for myself.

I also wanted to share a couple more MYO recipes!

2 cups dry milk
1 1/4 cups cornstarch
1/4 cup chicken bouillon powder
2 T. dried onion flakes
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp thyme (opt.)
1 tsp basil
Mix all and store in airtight container.
To use: 1/3 cup mix to 1 1/4 cup water will give you concentrated soup consistency. For prepared soup consistency, double the water. Combine water and mix together and heat, stirring, until it reaches boiling and thickens.
To mimic cream of celery or other flavors (mushroom, chicken, asparagus,broccoli, whatever), just add some of that ingredient which has been sautéed or otherwise cooked and minced. I use the recipe plain for most casseroles. It has a slightly different flavor but it's nice.

Egg Beaters
2 egg whites
1 T. dry powdered milk
Drop or two of yellow food coloring
Mix all together until blended. Keep refrigerated. Do not make more than 1 cupful at a time because it does not keep well

Evaporated Milk
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons dry powdered milk
1/2 cup warm water
Blend well.

MYO Pedialyte
2 qts water (boiled & cooled)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
7 tbs sugar
1 pkt Kool-Aid (sugar free)
Mix well, store in the fridge or MYO popsicles by freezing in cups w/sticks

Chicken-Flavored Rice Mix
4 c Uncooked Long Grain Rice
4 T Instant Chicken Bouillon
1 t Garlic Salt
2 t Dried Italian seasoning flakes
2 t Dried Parsley Flakes
1/4 t Pepper
Combine all ingredients in a ziploc bag. Shake until evenly distributed. Put in large ziploc bag and label as Chicken-Flavored Rice Mix. Store in a cool, dry place.

To Use:
1 1/3 cups Rice Mix
2 C. Cold water
1 T butter or margarine
Put all above ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring water to a boil over high heat. Cover and reduce the heat and cook for 15 to 25 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. (cooking time depends on type of rice used)
Makes about 4 cups of mix.

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