We have all had that moment when we were in the middle of making a dish and OOPS were were out of something. Oh no!! That generally means someone makes a trip to the store.
We all know how that goes - you need one thing - and a half of cart later..............
I am going to try to help. I hope to make several posts over time to give you homemade remedies for those situations. Thus, saving you from an extra trip to the store and saving a little money in the process! Oh, and the bonus is - you know exactly what is in your version.
1 C Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish
1 Tbsp. finely minced onion
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
Mix together and serve with any fish.
1/4 C oil
2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 C chili powder (I buy it in big bottles)
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce ( or 1 C homemade)
1 1/2 C water
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion salt
Heat the oil and stir in the flour and chili powder. Stir till you have a roux and it is lightly browned. Add sauce, water and all other ingredients. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes until slightly thickened.
Use any of your recipes
1 C water
1 C sugar
1 tsp. maple extract (or any flavor you wish)
Bring water and sugar to a slow boil. Stir continually. Once thickened - remove from heat. Stir in extract as it is cooling.
QUICHE PIE CRUST
1 1/2 - 2 C cooked leftover rice
2 oz. shredded cheese
Mix all together and pat into a greased baking pan. Bake at 425* for about 15 minutes. Add any toppings you wish. Cooked meats, leftover veggies, cheese, whatever you want on top. I use less eggs with this than I do with traditional quiches, as the crust makes your 'pie' very filling.
EASY REFRIGERATOR MARMALADE
For those times you need a fix for your toast or biscuits and have no jelly on hand
Cut up on orange with the skin on.
Place in a blender with 1 Tbsp. of water. Blend to the consistency you want.
Pour into a pan with 1/2 cup sugar and boil about 15 minutes. (Watch it and stir frequently)
Cool and refrigerate.
There you go. Easy-peasy fixes for your frugal kitchen. Avoid those extra grocery store trips and save a little bit of money in the process.
HOMEMADE IS ALWAYS BETTER