Save all kinds of time, money, and lose the preservatives, by making your own condensed cream of anything soup mix. We call it, SOS Mix! Mix the dry ingredients together. Mix 1/3 cup of mix with 1-1/4 cups of cold water and cook until thick. One recipe makes enough sauce to replace 9 (10.5-ounce) cans of soup and it’s gluten free and low-carb. I think you will love having it on hand. Be sure to scroll down to print a free pantry label.
In the late 70’s and 80’s I used to get free calendars from our local county extension office. Also, Make-A-Mix, a master-mix book, was all the rage. To save money and time we used to make mixes; cookie, cake, pie crust mix, and SOS Mix. We made it all from scratch. My friends would meet in a garage and we would dry-pack can together. It was kind of like groups that make freezer meals together now. We had fun and accomplished much, making gourmet food storage!
I still like to make my own mixes. I use cream of chicken soup the most, so I just load my food processor and mix up a batch using instant chicken bouillon granules. You can do it by hand almost as easily, no need for any special equipment. Next add it to an airtight jar, canister, or zip-top bag and attach the directions. Store it in the pantry.
Here’s another way you can make SOS Mix. Leave out the bouillon all together! When you make up your mix, add 1/3 cup of mix and use 1-1/4 cups of homemade stock, any flavor, or use something like Better Than Bouillon, as directed. That way you can flavor it with whatever works best with what you are making, for example, vegetable, fish, beef, chicken, or pork dishes.
Here’s a free printable with how to make SOS Mix you can attach to your container. Hope you enjoy it! (Simply right click with your mouse to print.)
I wish I could share my worn out copy of Make-A-Mix with you! It’s filled with ways to make home cooking, fast, easy, and creative. Think of all the birthday and neighbor gifts you can whip up. Best of all, you’ll make your mother very proud!