I have been on a "movement" over the last few months. I have been making all my own mixes etc. to become more healthy. Many of these recipes taste better than what you are able to buy in the store. I take usually a day and mix up a batch of these mixes and then use them as I would the storebought counterparts.
These recipes are wonderful additions to family meals. I needed to find recipes last school year that would allow me to make meals that would keep, since my daughter had afterschool activities most nights of the week. I made usually one of these meals weekly and added different spices etc. to the recipe to change it a bit each week.
8 oz uncooked broad noodles ¼ tsp oregano
1 tbl dried onion flakes ½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp basil ½ tsp salt
Brown 1 lb ground beef. Add 3 ½ cups water, bring to boil. Add 1 pkg mix and 1 cup tomato sauce. Let simmer, stirring often, for about 20 minutes or until needles are just done. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Serves 4.
8 oz uncooked medium noodles ½ tsp paprika
1 cup dry skim milk 1 tsp salt
1 tbl onion flakes 1/8 tsp pepper
Brown 1 lb ground beef, 1 cup sliced mushrooms or 1 can mushrooms. Add 4 cups water, 1 tbl vinegar. Bring to boil and add 1 pkg mix. Let simmer, stirring often for about 20 minutes or until noodles are just done. Serves 4
Macaroni and Cheese
8 oz uncooked macaroni 1 tsp paprika
1 cup instant dry skim milk 1 tsp salt
¼ tsp thyme 1/8 tsp pepper
½ tsp dry mustard
To cook: lightly brown 1 lb ground beef
Add: 4 cups water, bring to boil and add
1 pkg mix
Simmer, stirring often for about 20 minutes or until noodles are just done.
Add: 1 cup grated cheddar
Simmer gently, stirring often, until cheese is evenly melted through….serves 4
Tuna and Noodles
8 oz uncooked egg noodles 2 tsp dried celery leaves
1 cup instant dry skim milk ½ tsp dry mustard
1 tbl flour 1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika 1/8 tsp pepper
To cook: boil 4 cups water, add 1 pkg mix, simmer 15 minutes. Add 1 can tuna. Let simmer, stirring for 5 minutes or until noodles are just done. Serves 4
8 ox uncooked macaroni 1 tsp salt
1 cup instant dry skim milk 1/8 tsp pepper
½ tsp thyme ½ tsp dillweed
To cook: Boil 4 cups water. Add 1 pkg mix. Let simmer, stirring for 15 minutes. Add 1 can tuna and 1 cup grated cheddar. Simmer 5 minutes or until noodles are just done. ….serves 4
Variation: use grated Italian, Parmesan or Romano cheese instead of cheddar