Good morning all.
It is a gray, rainy, chilly day here in Indiana. Looks like it will be this way through tomorrow, and then again this weekend. We do need the rain, which seems odd to say, after we had such a wet June and July!
What better to do today, than to think about cooking and recipes!
Here are a couple ideas to stretch your budget and make your own. When we make our own, it is not always easier, but we know exactly what is in our food. It also keeps us from making an extra grocery run, and gives us an option for spur of the moment yumminess.
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/4 C water
1/2 C sugar
pinch of salt and a dash of vanilla extract
Mix cocoa, water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir constantly for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add salt and vanilla.
Yummy over ice cream or in milk or shakes.
HOMEMADE TORTILLAS (8)
1 C masa flour
2/3 C water
1/8 tsp. salt
Combine and mix for about 2 minutes. If it's too dry, add a little water (1 Tbsp.at a time). Divide into 8 balls. If you don't have a tortilla press, place ball between two pieces of plastic wrap and roll into 5" - 6" circles. Cover with damp towel till 'cooking'.
Preheat an ungreased griddle, and cook one at a time for 50 seconds on each side. Keep in a plastic bag in the frig. for up to a week.
These are so easy to make, and they are actually less calories than store bought. Oh, did I mention how yummy they taste?!!!!
ONION SOUP MIX
3/4 C dried (instant) minced onion
4 tsp. onion powder
1/3 C beef bouillon
1/4 tsp. crushed celery seed
1/4 tsp. sugar
Mix together and store in an airtight container. I keep mine in a pint jar.
2 tablespoons EQUAL one packet of soup mix.
How easy! I like to give this as gifts as well!
Enjoy and make something homemade today!