I've been spending some extra time in my kitchen of late, making a few extras. We've been trying to squeeze every last cent out of our lean budget, and since necessity is the mother of invention--er, discovery, I've made several things from scratch. Or at least, closer to scratch than usual.
Double batch of cream of chicken soup and placed in freezer (total of 4 "cans").
Dry onion soup mix, x2 (total of 4 "packets")
A dozen or so cheesy bean & rice burritos for the freezer--a great, inexpensive, healthy convenience food! Started with 2 bags frozen refried beans and some leftover cilantro-lime rice. I rolled out a half-batch of tortillas and divvied up the beans & rice, and tossed in some shredded cheese. Wrapped each burrito in foil and slipped into Ziploc bags. Voila! And topped with home-canned salsa, they're infinitely tastier than storebought!
Chocolate Mug Cake ingredients, along with a pretty mug, for the birthday of a chocolate-loving friend who has no oven. WOW, this was a dangerous discovery indeed.
Powdered Laundry Detergent. Smells so good. I just need someone who's willing to run it through a food processor for me!
Baby Wipe Solution. I didn't do the reusable baby wipes during the summer; the heat & humidity were not condusive to wet cloths sitting around (yuck!). Now that it's cool, we're back at it.