Dry Cream of Soup Base
This recipe has been one I have been wanting to come up with for quite some time. For years, I bought cream of soups in the can. They were great to add to recipes. Just open the can, and throw it in. That was until I learned, or maybe I should say had my eyes opened, about the ingredients that they use to make them. 20+/- ingredients, full of MSG, and lots of other stuff that we don’t need. Somewhere along the line, we have learned that faster and cheaper is what we should be buying and eating. We’ve lost a lot of that homemade, good for you, food. Today’s generation lives off of Taco Bell, McDonald’s, or any other number of fast food chains, and then we wonder why this generation is over weight, or having other health issues that were rare for generations before us . Don’t get me wrong, I am not perfect. I make bad choices all of the time, but I am trying to be more aware of what I am putting in my body, on my body, and of the products that I am using around me. Of course, you can find a variety of articles on my website, some healthy and some not so healthy. We all have to pick and choose what we want for ourselves and our families.
This recipe is really easy to make, and to adapt to whatever flavor you are wanting or needing in your recipe. It is easy to add to any recipe. In fact, when I need it for a recipe that is in the crock pot, I just throw the ingredients in the pot and let it do it’s thing in there, instead of making it separately. See, really easy!
Dry Cream Soup Base
2 cups Granulated Milk
2/3 cup Corn Starch
1 tablespoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
2 tablespoons Parsley
½ teaspoon Thyme
To use: Mix 1/3 Cup Mix with 1 1/3 Cups Water in small saucepan. Bring to boil. Remove from heat and stir in your choice of the following:
Chicken or beef: Add ¼ Cup Powdered or Granulated Bouillon, or Organic Better Than Bouillon
Potato: Add ½ Cup Cooked, Diced Potatoes
Celery: Add ½ teaspoon Celery Seed or ½ Cup Chopped Celery
Shrimp: Add ½ Cup Finely Chopped Shrimp
Mushroom: Add 1 Cup Chopped Mushrooms
Cheddar: Add 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
For a creamier version substitute milk, or some cream for the water.
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