Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Learn to make a white sauce

There are a lot of inexpensive recipes around that call for a can of condensed soup. These soups aren't expensive, but they're processed, and they contain a HUGE amount of sodium.  You can make these really easily yourself, for your health, and for you wallet.

Over medium heat
Melt 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine
Keep on stirring continuously and add in:
3 tablespoons of flour and 1/4 tsp salt
Stir until bubbly.
Using a whire whisk to prevent lumps
Slowing stir in 1 cup of milk (or a combination of liquids for certain soups)

Continue to cook this over medium heat until it's smooth and thickened.  This recipe makes the equivalent of one 10 ox can.

Cheese:  add 1/2 cup of cheese and 1/4 tsp dry mustard

Tomato: Replace milk with tomato juice, and add a little bit of garlic salt, onion salt, basil and oregano

Celery: Saute a 1/2 cup of chopped celery and a tablespon of chopped onion in margarine before adding flour

Chicken: :Usechicken broth or bouilion to replace half of the milk,  Add 1/4 tsp of poultry seasoning, and  some chopped cooked chicken if available.

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