8/28/08

Nifty Thrifty Thursday: Making Your Own Mixes

Since school is back in, time is more crunched than ever. In this house, we get home from work and school, help the kids with homework, make a meal and head out the door for activities. Sometimes, the kids and I are headed out the door when Mike walks in from work.

One of the things that helps out during these crazy times is making foods from mixes. Mixes can help in two ways- you can buy mixes at the store to save you time or you can make your own mixes to save money and time. The choice is yours according to your situation.

Here are some links to food mixes that I think are pretty useful. I haven't tried all of these, so let me know if your you try one and if it passes or fails.

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Why not give yourself a gift of Food Mixes? These mixes were intended to be given as gifts, but think of it like canning food for the winter- make some for yourself and have a stockpile handy! Here are some more! Why not try these, too?

Bread Machine Recipes are wonderful. Fill the machine and set it before you go to work so you can come home to homemade bread!

Convenience Foods My favorite is the side dishes!

Sauces are one of my favorite things to make mixes for, too.

You could also make your own Tomato Soup. YUM!

They don't all have to be mixes either, try making your own croutons! They are cheap and healthier (lower in sodium)!! Homemade vanilla extract is a nice thing to have handy for holiday baking as well!

One thing I like to do is make my cookie recipes up ahead of time. In fact, anything like muffins, biscuits, pancakes and brownies can be made into a mix. Mix your dry ingredients in a gallon zip-top bag, write the contents on the outside of the bag (with permanent marker) along with any wet ingredients and baking instructions you'll need to finish it. That is a big time saver for me!

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1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Make ahead mixes are such a great idea. I keep telling myself I'm going to do it, but never do.