I would just like to say…I AM SO EXCITED!!!!! About this.
I found this recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago – good ol’ Pinterest, right? I knew I had to try it because I pretty much refuse to use canned cream of soup because of all the nastiness in those delicious little cans. They have horrible ingredients, so I typically just make up a white sauce and throw in some chopped mushrooms or something.
So when I saw this easy peasy little recipe I just about died. Talk about making life way easier!
Of course after finding the recipe I wrote up my grocery list so it included the ingredients I needed …. and then forgot my list at home when I went shopping.
It ended up taking me 3 tries to get everything.
That is not how I like to operate. But that is how things worked out.
Finally I realized I had all the necessary ingredients and I got this whipped up. Then I wanted to use it before I posted it (obviously!) so I decided what better use than in my Tuna Noodle Casserole.
Now. The trick with this is my wonderful husband, the love of my life, The Duck Whisperer, HATES it when I mess with one of his favorite meals especially if it is an attempt to make it healthier. He does not believe in healthy, at all. He believes in things tasting good.
I knew this was either going to totally flop and he would be a teensy bit upset with me for ruining his dinner or he would love it.
So it was with great apprehension that I set his plate in front of him that evening…
He took a bite and pretty much dove in.
It was pretty disgusting. Watching him eat it, I mean.
He managed to let me know between inhalations that he was in love in with and what did I do differently? He has an extremely sensitive palate so he is a good taste tester for all my recipes.
He was right, it was really good. Seriously, way better flavor than any of those canned soups.
I will never go back.
I have to whole-heartedly thank Jenn at The Essential Homemaker for this recipe.
- 2 cups non-fat dried milk powder
- 1½ cups cornstarch
- ½ cup chicken, beef, or vegetable bouillon
- ½ cup dried minced onions
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 to 1½ teapoons black pepper
- Find yourself a large jar or container (I used a half gallon mason jar) to store it in and combine all the ingredients in the container.
- To use the mix in place of one can of soup, place ⅓ cup of the powder mix and 1¼ cups cold water in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Cook and whisk until thick and bubbly, about 2-3 minutes.
- You can add additional ingredients if you like, mushrooms, a bit of chopped chicken, some fresh herbs. The world is your oyster 😉