a "been-there" mom of six offers encouragement
to wives, young mothers, and those not so young,
and simple common-sense approaches to
the "ings" of life:
child-rearing (hints and helps), homemaking (all areas),
cooking (simple, cheap, and do-it-yourself)
making (toys and gifts), preparing (for the unexpected),
maintaining (sanity and peace in this increasingly crazy world) and more---
all aspects of making the most of making do on little---
and having fun in the process.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Classic Name-Brand Onion Soup Mix

This Onion Soup Mix is one of my Favorite Copy-Cats!

This recipe equals 4 to 5 packages of commercial mix.
3/4 cup dried minced or chopped onions
1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
1/4 cup onion powder
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp celery seed
Combine and store in airtight container. Use within 6 months (it really will keep much longer!)

5 T of this mix = one package
Use in any recipe calling for dry onion soup mix, using more or less to suit your taste.

Dip: Combine one carton sour cream and 4-5 T dry soup mix. Stir well. Refrigerate at least two hours. Serve with vegetables, chips or crackers.

Roasted Potatoes: Cut about 6 medium potatoes into cubes. In a bowl, toss potatoes with 1/3 cup olive oil. Sprinkle with 5 T mix and stir to coat. Pour into ungreased 9x13 baking pan. Bake uncovered, at 450 degrees, for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Soup: Combine 4 cups of water and 5 T mix in a saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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