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Homemade “Helper”


Homemade "Helper"

2 cups nonfat dry instant milk

1 c cornstarch

¼ c unsalted chicken or beef bouillon powder

2 T onion flakes

1 t. dried basil

1 t. dried thyme

1 t black pepper

2 T dried parsley

1 T garlic powder

Mix the ingredients together and store in an airtight container.  Use the "Helper" mix as a base for the following dinners.

Skillet Lasagna

In a large skillet, brown one pound of lean ground beef; crumble.  Drain off the fat.


½ cup Homemade "Helper" mix

1 chopped onion

2 c water

16 ounces tomato sauce

3 c dry noodles

¼ c Parmesan cheese

Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring until thickened

Top with 2 c mozzarella cheese five minutes before serving.  Turn off heat, stop stirring and allow cheese to melt.

Makes:  4 - 6 servings

Chili Tomato Mac

Brown one pound ground beef or turkey and drain off the fat.


1 c water

1 ½ c uncooked macaroni

2 (15 oz.) cans chopped tomatoes

1 T chili powder

½ c of the "Helper" mix

Simmer, covered, 20-30 minutes or until macaroni is tender

Makes:  4 - 6 servings

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