Do you make your own mixes?

United States
October 13, 2009 9:36pm CST
Do you make your own mixes, rather than buying the store bought convenience mixes, like gravy, biscuts, condensed milk, etc.? I just started doing mixes, and it's just fabulous. Tastes very good.
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@fezman (260)
• Australia
14 Oct 09
oh yea, ill always try to make every thing fresh as i can!! especially stock, pesto, pasta and most meals that you can redily get, like a bacon and egg burger, pesto is my favorite though, and quite a winner with everyone that has tried it too!
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• United States
14 Oct 09
Wow. Is dinner ready? It sure sounds like it would be a delicious meal time, at your house. I like freshly made products also. I noticed the bread that i have been buying lately, goes bad so quickly, that now, i am also going to start making my own breads.
@marguicha (90800)
• Chile
14 Oct 09
I always make my own mixes and dressings. I have found that not only they taste a lot better but also they are much more healthy. There is another plus: they are not as expensive as boughten ones and one can use odds and ends of the fridge. Happy posting!
• United States
14 Oct 09
I agree. Home made is much heathier, more cost effective, and certainly does taste so much better.
@marguicha (90800)
• Chile
14 Oct 09
Have you tried buying in season green beans, corn and others greens? I cut them up, give it a boil and then freeze them. When you have a broth (I also freeze them if I will not use them, you add a handful of everyone of those greens, some pesto and serve it with grated cheese on top. It´s wonderful in winter.
• United States
14 Oct 09
Now that does sound like it is worth trying.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I pretty much cook from scaratch as we say away here. I make everything that i can rather that buy the expensive ready made things. I think the homemade is better anyway.
• United States
14 Oct 09
You are right. Home made really is so much better. We canned food all summer long, and i have my cabinets stocked with home made foods. I really don't like buying too many of the store bought things that are not necessary. Home made does taste so much better.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I remember u talking about picking purplr hull peas earlier. I put up everything thing i can & it sure comes in handy in the winter. Have a great day.
• United States
14 Oct 09
Here is one that i think will work out well, and is simple enough to fix it any time: Beef Flavor Packet for Rice Seasoning Mix, 3 beef bouillon cubes, crushed, 3 dashes pepper, Combine all ingredients and seal. Add to 2 c. rice while cooking
@Gemstar6 (71)
• New Zealand
14 Oct 09
It depends on what they are for and when I need them. I like my own vinaigrettes and mayonnaises, and you cannopt get real hollandaise in a store so i make all of them. Also pickles, relishes and such are best home-made. Soups and stews should all be made, not bought. I would use store-bought gravy mix to extend a real one lol! Sometimes I prefer to buy my own biscuits, since I find the process of creaming the sugar etc very boring (yes I know, I am shamed lol) However, cakes are for special occasions so they MUST be handmade, otherwise they wouldn't be special, would they? And the best part is adding your own touches!
• United States
14 Oct 09
I have decided this week, that i will start making my own home made biscuits. I mean, if you look at the price of those things, which are a dollar, for a good can of biscuits. I may want biscuits all week, so i can see where i would save a bundle by making my own from scratch.
• New Zealand
14 Oct 09
Absolutely true! The best thiong about the "recession" is that alot of people have been getting back skills lost when it was just easier to 'buy', rather than 'make'. It is great to see everyone getting interested in the recipes their Mothers and Grandmothers used. This is true in media too as more items relating to 'Make it yourself' are featured, even cheeses and cosmetics!
• United States
14 Oct 09
Those skills are well worth reviving, especially when they are so healthy, and delicious at the same time.
• United States
14 Oct 09
I love making sauces and mixes from scratch. I do use some store bought for convenience but most often I like making them myself. I think my favorite to make is hollandaise.
• United States
14 Oct 09
I have not tried the Hollandaise yet. It does sound interesting though. Today i made up Sweetened Condensed Milk, and Cream Soup Mix
• United States
14 Oct 09
Making hollandaise may make your arteries clog just looking at all the butter and eggs you use but it sure is good. I love it on asparagus and other green veggies. It is so good on potatoes and of course, I love eggs Benedict with all sorts of variations.
• United States
14 Oct 09
Sounds absolutely delicious. I have got to try that one.
@suzzy3 (8365)
14 Oct 09
They taste so much better and have no preservatives in them. well done you ,your food will taste so much nicer .
• United States
14 Oct 09
You are right. Home made food is so much better.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Thanks Shirley, sounds good. Have a good one.
• United States
14 Oct 09
Your welcome.
@babyjesus (277)
14 Oct 09
Sometimes when i have time. Its so nice to experiment but if im too busy, there's always that quick mix pouch that i can buy.
• United States
14 Oct 09
Yea, i know, how it is when you get busy. I am making some up now, so that i will have them on hand for later.
@irishidid (8521)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I've seen the mixes but I haven't tried to make any. I usually make things by scratch. Although there are some I'd like to try. One thing I do is to make things ahead. Recently a made a bunch of meatballs and froze them. I recently purchased a dehydrator and have already used it enough for it to pay for itself. Last night I dried bread for bread crumbs.
• United States
14 Oct 09
I made up Sweetened Condesed Milk powder last night, and already have it in its canister. All i have to do is add the label, and insert a paper showing what i need to add, when i need it. I have always wanted to try this one out, so now i am. I also made the Cream Soup Mix, which i think will come out very well. I made some for my sister too.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
14 Oct 09
When it comes to gravy, I usually make my own. I don't make mixes, I just use the juices from the meat to make my gravy.
• United States
14 Oct 09
I usually make it that way too, but since my sister in not gravy savy, then i decided to make up some, rather than buying from the grocery store. The dog usually does turn away, when she makes gravy from scratch...sad...but true.