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Old 09-14-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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what are the best an easiest

Things like cream of soups and such to make yourself. Im trying to reduce my prepackaged stuff and need some help. Also how do you store them?

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Old 09-16-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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Re: what are the best an easiest

When I make gravy, I try to use any bits that are left over from whatever meat I'm cooking, but not always. Add a few tbs of butter or oil to pan, I like to s&p the butter, then add about same amount of flour and stir til it starts to get a little color. Add chicken/beef/veg stock depending on what you are making, add about 2 cups maybe, then add as needed to thin out. I always add some milk to mine (we drink 1%) to give a little richness to it. I always make a huge pot of gravy, we are gravy people, so I end up using about a 1/4 of butter and flour. You can always add brown rice baby cereal to thicken it or a little cornstarch if you thin it out too much.
ETA: You can use this when you are making anything that needs a soup because the soup is basically a gravy. You can add any type of seasoning to it as well and it tastes great. I've used it with shepard's pie and chicken pot pie before.
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