Sunday, October 19, 2014

Instant Cream Soup Mix

RECIPE: INSTANT CREAM SOUP MIX

(Makes the equivalent of 1 can of Condensed Cream Soup - 10 3/4 oz)

2 cups Powdered Milk (instant milk)
1 cup Cornstarch
1/4 cup Chicken Bouillon / Base Granules
2 tsp Seasoned Salt
1 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp dried Thyme
1/2 tsp dried Basil
1/4 tsp Black Pepper

Mix together and store in an airtight container (quart jar works too)

To make the equivalent of a 10 3/4 oz can of Condensed Cream Soup:

1/3 cup Soup Mix (from above)
1 1/4 cup water or milk

Combine soup mix and water or milk in soup pot. Bring to a boil and stir until thick. Milk makes for a richer soup.

If you will be cooking in a casserole or soup, just combine the soup mix and water or milk and it will thicken as it cooks in the casserole or soup. No need to boil it first s directed above.

VARIATIONS:

Cream of Mushroom Soup - add 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, or 1 (4 oz) can of sliced mushrooms, drained.

Cream of Vegetable Soup - add 1/2 cup diced cooked vegetables or 1/3 cup dried vegetable flakes.

Cream of Broccoli Soup - add 1/2 cup diced cooked broccoli. **NOTE: don't be afraid to use frozen broccoli. Just defrost it first and pat dry or reduce liquid (milk or water by 2 TBSP)

Cream of Chicken Soup - add 1/2 cup cooked or diced chicken or you may add another 2 TBSP chicken bouillon / base granules.

Mom's Master Mix

ANOTHER HOMEMADE MIX WORTH KEEPING AROUND:

Mom's Mas1ter Mix

5 lbs Flour (whole wheat, all purpose, or oat flour)
2 1/2 cups Powdered Milk
3/4 cup baking powder
3 TBSP Salt
2 TBSP Cream of Tartar (or 3 TBSP angel cream)
1/2 cup Sugar
4 2/3 cups (2 lbs) Vegetable Shortening

Sift all dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening until mix has a cornmeal like consistency/look. Store in refrigerator if you use whole wheat flour or oat flour. Room temperature storage is okay if using all purpose white flour. Use your Mom's Master Mix whenever a recipe calls for "baking mix" or "bisquick" or you may use it in the following recipes. Enjoy!

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BISCUITS

3 cups Mom's Master Mix
3/4 cups water

Blend and knead for a few strokes. Pat out and cut. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Yields 1 dozen

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PANCAKES OR WAFFLES

3 cups Mom's Master Mix
1 egg
1 1/2 cup water

Blend together. Fry on griddle or in waffle maker. Yields 18 pancakes or 6 waffles.

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MUFFINS

3 cups Mom's Master Mix
2 TBSP Sugar
1 Egg
1 cup Water

Mix water and egg, then add dry ingredients. Fill muffin tin holes 1/2 - 3/4 way, depending on desired size of muffins. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 - 25 minutes, depending on size f the muffins. Makes 1 dozen medium sized muffins.

**For variety, try substituting juices for the water. Try pineapple juice with pineapple chunks. Or try 2 cup apple sauce and reduce your water to 1/2 cup and add 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Orange juice can be added with 1/2 tsp grated orange peel or you could add 1 tsp grated lemon peel and 1 TBSP poppy seeds. Experiment for different flavors! ============= GINGERBREAD 2 cups Mom's Master Mix 1/4 cup Sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup Water 1/2 cup Molasses 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp ground cloves Beat egg, water, and molasses. Then mix in dry ingredients. Pour into greased or sprayed 8"x8" pan. Double recipe for 9"x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. May need to cook slightly longer for 9"x13" pan. ============= DROP COOKIES 3 cups Mom's Master Mix 1 cup Sugar 1 egg 1/3 cup Water 1 tsp Vanilla 1/2 cup nuts and / or chocolate chips Mix all ingredients together. Drop onto prepared cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 10 - 12 minutes. ============= COFFEE CAKE 3 cups Mom's Master Mix 1/2 cup Sugar 1 Egg 2/3 cup Water Topping: 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 3 TBSP Melted Butter 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 cup Nuts and or Raisins (optional of course) Blend all coffee cake ingredients. Pour into greased 9" round pan or 8"x8" cake pan and cover with topping. Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean. ============= YELLOW OR CHOCOLATE CAKE 3 cups Mom's Master Mix 1 1/2 cups Sugar 3 Eggs 1 cup Water 1 tsp Vanilla 1/2 cup Cocoa for chocolate cake Blend sugar into Mom's Master Mix in bowl. In a separate bowl, Beat eggs, water, and half of Mix with sugar in it. Beat for 2 minutes. Then add rest of Mix with sugar in it and beat for 2 more minutes. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes. Makes 2 8" layers or 1 9"x13" cake. ***For chocolate cake, mix cocoa with the dry ingredients. ============= CORN BREAD 1 1/4 cup Mom's Master Mix 3/4 cups Yellow Cornmeal 1 TBSP Sugar (or if you want Southern Sweet Cornbread, add 3/4 cups Sugar) 1 Egg 1/2 cup Water Mix all ingredients and pour int an 8"x8" pan or iron skillet. Bake at 450 degrees F for 25 minutes. ============= SHORTCAKE 2 cups Mom's Master Mix 1/2 cup Water 1/4 cup melted Butter 2 TBSP Sugar Mix and knead a few strokes. Roll 1/2 " thick. Cut into 3 3" cakes or bake in an 8"x8" greased or sprayed pan. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes.A REPOST FROM DECEMBER 30th, BY CUSTOMER REQUEST (Hope that helps!) ANOTHER HOMEMADE MIX WORTH KEEPING AROUND: Mom's Master Mix 5 lbs Flour (whole wheat, all purpose, or oat flour) 2 1/2 cups Powdered Milk 3/4 cup baking powder 3 TBSP Salt 2 TBSP Cream of Tartar (or 3 TBSP angel cream) 1/2 cup Sugar 4 2/3 cups (2 lbs) Vegetable Shortening Sift all dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening until mix has a cornmeal like consistency/look. Store in refrigerator if you use whole wheat flour or oat flour. Room temperature storage is okay if using all purpose white flour. Use your Mom's Master Mix whenever a recipe calls for "baking mix" or "bisquick" or you may use it in the following recipes. Enjoy! ============= BISCUITS 3 cups Mom's Master Mix 3/4 cups water Blend and knead for a few strokes. Pat out and cut. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Yields 1 dozen ============= PANCAKES OR WAFFLES 3 cups Mom's Master Mix 1 egg 1 1/2 cup water Blend together. Fry on griddle or in waffle maker. Yields 18 pancakes or 6 waffles. ============= MUFFINS 3 cups Mom's Master Mix 2 TBSP Sugar 1 Egg 1 cup Water Mix water and egg, then add dry ingredients. Fill muffin tin holes 1/2 - 3/4 way, depending on desired size of muffins. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 - 25 minutes, depending on size f the muffins. Makes 1 dozen medium sized muffins. **For variety, try substituting juices for the water. Try pineapple juice with pineapple chunks. Or try 2 cup apple sauce and reduce your water to 1/2 cup and add 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Orange juice can be added with 1/2 tsp grated orange peel or you could add 1 tsp grated lemon peel and 1 TBSP poppy seeds. Experiment for different flavors! ============= GINGERBREAD 2 cups Mom's Master Mix 1/4 cup Sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup Water 1/2 cup Molasses 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp ground cloves Beat egg, water, and molasses. Then mix in dry ingredients. Pour into greased or sprayed 8"x8" pan. Double recipe for 9"x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. May need to cook slightly longer for 9"x13" pan. ============= DROP COOKIES 3 cups Mom's Master Mix 1 cup Sugar 1 egg 1/3 cup Water 1 tsp Vanilla 1/2 cup nuts and / or chocolate chips Mix all ingredients together. Drop onto prepared cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 10 - 12 minutes. ============= COFFEE CAKE 3 cups Mom's Master Mix 1/2 cup Sugar 1 Egg 2/3 cup Water Topping: 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 3 TBSP Melted Butter 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 cup Nuts and or Raisins (optional of course) Blend all coffee cake ingredients. Pour into greased 9" round pan or 8"x8" cake pan and cover with topping. Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean. ============= YELLOW OR CHOCOLATE CAKE 3 cups Mom's Master Mix 1 1/2 cups Sugar 3 Eggs 1 cup Water 1 tsp Vanilla 1/2 cup Cocoa for chocolate cake Blend sugar into Mom's Master Mix in bowl. In a separate bowl, Beat eggs, water, and half of Mix with sugar in it. Beat for 2 minutes. Then add rest of Mix with sugar in it and beat for 2 more minutes. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes. Makes 2 8" layers or 1 9"x13" cake. ***For chocolate cake, mix cocoa with the dry ingredients. ============= CORN BREAD 1 1/4 cup Mom's Master Mix 3/4 cups Yellow Cornmeal 1 TBSP Sugar (or if you want Southern Sweet Cornbread, add 3/4 cups Sugar) 1 Egg
1/2 cup Water

Mix all ingredients and pour int an 8"x8" pan or iron skillet. Bake at 450 degrees F for 25 minutes.

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SHORTCAKE

2 cups Mom's Master Mix
1/2 cup Water
1/4 cup melted Butter
2 TBSP Sugar

Mix and knead a few strokes. Roll 1/2 " thick. Cut into 3 3" cakes or bake in an 8"x8" greased or sprayed pan. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

THIS WEEK'S PRODUCE BOX CONTENTS (06/19/2014)



Each Produce Box is $25 plus tax.

Pick up is anytime after 10am Thursday, Friday, or Saturday for those signed up for this week's box.

See link below for program sign up information.

6 Gala Apples
6 Bananas
4 Kiwi
1 LB WA Bing Cherries
1 pint Blueberries
1 head LOCALLY GROWN Lettuce
3/4 LB LOCALLY GROWN Snow Peas
1 LOCALLY GROWN Cucumber
1 LOCALLY GROWN Zucchini
1 LOCALLY GROWN Yellow Squash
2 LOCALLY GROWN Red Tomatoes
1 LOCALLY GROWN Green Tomato
1 LOCALLY GROWN Sweet Onion
4 ears Sweet Corn
1 LB Carrots
6 Jalapenos
1 bunch Cilantro
1 bulb Garlic
3 LBS Russet Potatoes
1 dozen Brown Farm Eggs (from free range chickens)
***THOSE WHO PICK UP ON THURSDAY IN WAYNESVILLE OR ON FRIDAY IN OSAGE BEACH WILL RECEIVE A LIVE BASIL PLANT IN ADDITION TO THE CONTENTS OF THEIR PRODUCE BOX***

**Please note, we do not clean off the onions as they last much longer if you wait until ready to use them to clean and skin them.**

For Produce Box Program sign up information:
http://docs.google.com/document/d/17wYf79_62ZtbXs698TXYV7J5bNID68tPmS89H4VRVAA/edit

PRE-ORDERS FOR PEACHES & CHERRIES!!

We will begin taking pre-orders for peaches and cherries. We've struggled with how to go about this since we do not yet know when exactly they will be in or what price they will bring. We won't have that information until the day they call us to say they are ready to be picked up. So, we will be taking names, amount wanted and a phone number. We sell these by the box only.

Cherries are typically 15-18 lbs per box, depending on which company packaged them. We typically get both Bing cherries and Rainier cherries and they are shipped in from Washington state. Some carry the CA cherries but they just do not have near the flavor so we try to stick with the WA cherries.

Peaches typically come in 1/2 or 3/4 bushel boxes. We don't get to choose. The first wave will come out of Georgia and then later we'll have Missouri peaches. Some carry the CA peaches but again, they just do not have near the flavor so we try to stick with the GA and MO peaches.

TO PRE-ORDER, JUST CALL THE STORE AND GIVE US YOUR NAME, NUMBER, AND AMOUNT WANTED. PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE AS WE MAY NOT ALWAYS SEE IT. WHEN THE PRODUCT IS COMING IN, WE WILL THEN BEGIN CALLING FOLKS IN THE ORDER THEIR ORDERS WERE RECEIVED AND LETTING THEM KNOW WE HAVE THEIR PRODUCE COMING IN. IF AFTER 24 HRS IT IS NOT PICKED UP, IT WILL BE RELEASED TO THE NEXT PERSON IN LINE. WE APOLOGIZE BUT DUE TO PAST PROBLEMS THIS IS THE BEST WAY WE KNOW TO HANDLE IT. THIS HELPS PREVENT US FROM GETTING STUCK WITH BOXES FOLKS ASK FOR BUT DO NOT PICK UP.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PRE-ORDER YOUR TREE RIPENED FLORIDA ORANGES TODAY! - 40 lbs - $15 + tax

PRE-ORDER YOUR TREE-RIPENED FLORIDA ORANGES TODAY!

40 lbs (approx a bushel) for $15 + tax.

These are a very sweet orange and absolutely delicious!


We are bringing in oranges by the box just like we did last year. They are not sprayed/painted and are literally ripened on the tree vs after they are picked. Our driver is bringing them in straight from FL. For those of you who got them last year, you know they are delicious!


We ordered a set amount. If you wish to get some, stop in and make payment and we'll set yours aside when they arrive. The oranges are scheduled to arrive late in the week, the 2nd week of December. Just in time for Christmas gifts!


Please help us spread the word by sharing this post and telling others. Thank you and Enjoy!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

BLACKBERRY SPECIAL!!! - 4.5 LBS for $8

We have blackberries coming in tonight! These are packaged into 12 of the boxlettes per flat. $8.00 per flat. We hope this will help some of you with your holiday baking. Enjoy!

Monday, October 29, 2012

DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER 15TH STAPLE FOODS BOX SIGN UP IS TOMORROW!

JUST A QUICK REMINDER: The deadline to sign up and pay for the November 15th's Staple Foods Box is tomorrow (Tuesday 10/30/2011). Cost for the box is $75 plus tax. It is a one time commitment and not something you must do monthly. Contents of the November 15th Staple Foods Box are as follows:


2 dozen Brown Farm Eggs (from free-range chickens)

1 lb Butter

1 lb American Cheese

2 lbs Frozen Corn

2 lbs Frozen Green Beans

1 lb Happy Shapes Cereal

1 lb Sugar Frosted Flakes

1 lb Pearled Barley

2 lbs Quick Oats

2 lbs Farina

10 lbs Flour

5 lbs Sugar

1 lb Brown Sugar

1 lb Peanut Butter Chips

1 lb Chocolate Chips

1 lb Chocolate Instant Pudding/Pie Filling

1 pkg Basil

1 pkg Ginger

1 pkg Allspice

1 pkg Cinnamon Sticks

½ lb Beef Base

1 Bulb Fresh Garlic

1 Honey Bear

½ Pint Baking Molasses

2 lbs Ginger Bread Mix

2 lbs Buttermilk Pancake Mix

2 lbs Soft Pretzel Mix

1 lb Black Beans

1 lb Popcorn

1 lb Rotini Pasta

1 lb Spaghetti

1 lb Elbow Macaroni

1 lb Brown Rice

1 jar of Jelly (choice between several types)

1 qt jar of Apple Sauce

1 qt jar of Italian Stewed Tomatoes

1 jar of Friendship Bread Starter (we have a lot of recipes to go along with this)

1 lb Raw Peanuts

10 lbs Potatoes


There will be recipes in the box this time.