|Fall Fun: Twirling Leaves, completed August 5, 2010.
The leaf shapes were so much fun to mix and match – I mistakenly
cut enough to make 3 quilts! Template from Quiltmaker mag. #87
Have you ever wondered if you could turn a favorite recipe into a mix? Good candidates to tinker with include seasoning mixes, baking mixes, bean and grain side dishes, and soups made from dried goods. You can also create your own custom tea blends and salad dressing mixes. Remember to choose recipes appropriate for shelf storage. If they are to be stored at room temperature they should not include perishable ingredients; those can be added later when it’s time to cook and serve the recipe. Mixes are a great way to save both time and money and are a fun kitchen activity to involve your kids in. Kids typically love to measure and mix – just make sure they do so accurately. And they’ll enjoy decorating the jars or storage containers as well.
1. Choose a recipe.
2. Measure dry ingredients for one batch into a bowl. Combine ingredients and measure the resulting volume or weight. Write the measurement down. This tells you how much “Mix” is needed to combine with remaining ingredients to make one batch of a finished recipe.
3. Multiply your selected recipe to make a mix in quantity.
4. Measure dry ingredients needed for quantity batch in a large bowl. Combine thoroughly. You now have a dry mix.
5. Transfer mix to a jar or airtight food grade container with lid. Label and store in a cool dark cupboard. Use within a few months. Be sure to include directions on how to prepare the recipe from the mix. (I write the date I made the mix on the bottom of the jar with a Sharpie permanent marker.)
1. Choose a recipe.
2. Measure dry ingredients for one batch into a jar or airtight food grade container. Ingredients may be combined or layered into the jar.
3. Note on the jar what ingredients to add and how to prepare the recipe. If you are giving it as a gift, be sure to mark an expiration date on the jar; 3-4 months is suitable for most dry mixes.