Home-made Mixes

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From "Sylvia" on another forum.


Homemade Shake and Bake (from the Tightwad Gazette)

4 cups flour

4 cups ground crackers 4 tbsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

3 tbsp paprika

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Mix well and store indefinitely in the refrigerator in a covered container. [Or in a small airtight container with oxygen absorber.) You can change the spices according to what you like, ie. Italian seasonings, Cajun, Mexican, Asian, etc. To cook: Dip meat in any liquid (egg, buttermilk, milk, salad dressing) then in the shake and bake. Put on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 for boneless chicken or fish strips, an hour for chicken pieces with bones (ie drums and thighs, as long as possible for bone-in breasts).

* Exported from MasterCook *

Onion Soup Mix 1

6 Tablespoons Onion Flakes

2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese -- optional

2 Teaspoons Corn Starch -- optional

2 Tablespoons Beef Bouillon

1 Tablespoon Soybean Flour

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Protein -- to 3 Tbl.

2 Tablespoons Instant Mashed Potatoes

Blend all of the above ingredients together until well blended. Shelf life-- 2 months. [Store in airtight container wth oxygen absorber.]

TO RECONSTITUTE: Use 2 Tablespoons in 1-1/2 cups boiling water.

Taco Seasoning Mix, From Gentle Spirit Magazine

2 Teas onion Instant minced

1 Teas Salt

= Teas Cornstarch

= Teas. Garlic powder

= Teas. cumin Ground

1 Teas Chili powder

= Teas Red pepper Ground

1/4 Teas oregano dried

Place all in center of a 6" square of foil. Fold into packet. Store in dry place.

To make Taco Meat: Brown 1 # ground beef or turkey. Drain. Add = cup water, seasoning pkt. Simmer 10 minutes. Fills 8 - 10 tacos - --------------------------------------------------------------

HERBED RICE (Makes 10 cups)

I just mix up the spices and herbs, then add about 1/2 cup to every 2 cups of rice when I get ready to cook it, along with some margarine and salt.


1 package ( 3 ponds ) long grain rice

2 cups dried celery flakes

2/3 cup dried minced onion

1/2 cup dried parsley flakes

2 tablespoons dried chives

1 tablespoon dried tarragon

3 to 4 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons pepper

Additional: 2/3 cup water

1 tablespoon butter or margarine Combine the long grain rice, celery flakes, minced onion, parsley flakes, chives, tarragon, salt and pepper. Mix well. If giving as gifts place two cups each in a jar (40 batches).

Instructions (attach to gift jar):


2/3 cup water

1 tablespoon butter or margarine Place water and butter in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup rice mix. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 1 serving.

NOTE: To prepare more than 1 serving, multiply the rice mix, water. and butter by the total number or desired servings and cook as directed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~``

Herbed Lentils and Rice

Again, you could jsut mix up the spices and herbs anmd store them, add to taste to the lentils and rice before cooking.

Herbed Lentils and Rice

3/4 c. dry lentils

1/2 c. raw brown rice

2 Tbl. dry onion flakes

1 tsp. italian seasoning

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp. salt

Combine all in a baggie and store until the day you need it. To make, dump contents of baggie into casserole dish. Add 2 2/3 c. broth. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Stir twice during the baking time. note: This meal is very economical and healthy! If you have never tried lentils before, this is a good recipe to try. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Instant Oatmeal

8 C oatmeal

1T cinnamon

1C dried fruit (raisins, dates, apples, whatever) 1C brown sugar

Mix together well.

To serve: put 1/2C cup oatmeal mix into cereal bowl, add 1C water and microwave 2 - 2 1/2 min. Let stand 3-4 min.

*my own notes ~ I also add dry milk powder to the oatmeal mix (Ithink it was a cup or so that I used).

I usually do this on the stovetop. I mix oatmeal and water together, bring to a boil then turn off. Let stand a few minutes.


-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), April 02, 1999


Old Git - good recipes - got any more? Got any URLs?

Good forum -

-- campfire cook (theotherside@tomorrow.com), April 02, 1999.

Old Git:

Are you on a recipe rollercoaster?

In the amusement park of Y2K eating, what recipes constitute the water rides? Dehydrated foods mixed with collected rainfall?

What recipes constitute the horror shows? Opened cannisters of worm- riddled grains fried in Crisco oil?

What recipes constitute the freak shows? Stale rice sauteed with wild lambs' quarters and roasted grasshoppers?

I think I could visit the freak shows when all of my other tickets are gone and the amusement park is going to shut down...

Reminder: stock up on Hormel products.

-- dinosaur (dinosaur@williams-net.com), April 02, 1999.

Landsakes, Dino (see I speak Southern), you have a very strange metaphorical section in your brain. But you know that. I just like to lighten things up on the forum when things start to get bogged down in "Ain't it Bloody Awful?" and "My Hate for [fill in blank] is Bigger Than Yours" games. (As in Eric Berne's Games People Play.) Havn't you noticed people like practical stuff?

But your post brings up a point--what do we vegetarians do if all we have left in the stash are "worm-riddled grains"?

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), April 03, 1999.

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