Rainy Day Food Storage

Homemade Sauces & Mixes

Basic Sauce Mix
2 Cups Powder Non-Fat Dry Milk
3/4 cups Corn Starch
1/4 Cup Chicken Bullion Powder
2 Tablespoons Dry Onion Flakes
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
Mix well together in a medium sized
Store in a mason jar and label.

Cheese Sauce Mix
1/3 cup Basic Sauce Mix
1/2 Cup Thrive Cheese Blend Powder
2 Tablespoons Thrive Dehydrated Butter
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
In a small sauce pan add 1 1/4 cups water
and bring to a boil add the sauce mix and
whisk over med heat until thickened pour
over pasta.

Tomato Cheese Sauce Mix
1/3 Cup Basic Sause Mix
1/4 Cup Thrive Tomato Powder
1/4 Cup dried Ramano Cheese
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
1/8 Garlic powder
In a small sauce pan add 1 1/4 cups water
and bring to a boil add the sauce mix and
whisk over med heat until thickened pour
over pasta.

Pizza Sauce Mix
1/3 Cup Basic Sause Mix
1/4 Cup Thrive Tomato Powder
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/8 Garlic powder
In a small sauce pan add 1 cups water
and bring to a boil add the sauce mix and
whisk over med heat until thickened pour
over pasta.

Spaghetti Sauce Mix
1/3 cup Basic Sauce Mix
1/4 cup Thrive Tomato Powder
1 teaspoon Thrive Dehydrated onions
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of dry parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon of minced dry garlic
2 teaspoons of dry green bell pepper
In a sauce pan add 1 1/2 cups of water
and whisk in the sauce mix cook on
med to low heat and continue to whisk
until it thickens turn it to low and let
it simmer for about 5 to 10 mins.
spoon over spaghetti noodles.

Alfredo Sauce Mix
1/3 cup Basic Sauce Mix (recipe for
that is below)
1/4 cup Parmesan dry Cheese
1/4 cup Ramano dry Cheese
3 Tablespoons Dry Sour Cream Powder
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
Add Sauce mix to 1 1/4 cup water
In a sauce pan add water and sauce
mix stir over low heat until sauce

Beef Stew Seasoning Mix
1 cup Instant Flour (Wondra)
2 Teaspoons Oregano
1 Tablespoons basil
2 Tablespoons 1 tsp salt
2 Teaspoons of Worcestershire Sauce
1 1/2 Teaspoons Black pepper
2 Tablespoons 1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 Tablespoons 1 tsp Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 Tbs Celery Seed
2 tablespoons 1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp. Rosemary
Measure all of the ingredients into a
medium bowl, mixing very well. Pour
into a jar, cover & add a label with
directions for use.
To use: add 2-3 Tbs of seasoning per
pound of meat used.

Chicken Stir Fry Mix
1/4 cup chicken bouillon Powder
1 1/2 Tablespoons Watkins Beef Soup
3 Tablespoons corn starch
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons dried minced Onion
2 teaspoons dried Parsley
1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/4 teaspoon Crushed Dried Red
Pepper flakes

To Make the Sauce
1/3 cup stir-fry seasoning mix
1 /14 cup water
In a sauce pan add water and sauce
mix stir over low heat until sauce

Beef Stir Fry Mix
1/4 cup Watkins Beef Soup Base
1 Tablespoon Watkins Chicken Soup
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce Powder
3 Tablespoons corn starch
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons dried minced Onion
2 teaspoons dried Parsley
1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/4 teaspoon Crushed Dried Red
Pepper flakes

To Make the Sauce
1/3 cup stir-fry seasoning mix
1 /14 cup water
In a sauce pan add water and sauce
mix stir over low heat until sauce

Casserole Sauce Mix
1 1/4 ts Black pepper
3 tb Onion powder
1 tb Garlic powder
5 ts Salt
2 tb Dried parsley flakes
1 2/3 c Non-fat dry milk powder
1/3 c Chopped dry onions
3 1/3 tb Beef bouillon granules
Blend all dry ingredients and
store in a glass jar.
When ready to use, combine 1/3
c mix with 1 1/4 c water and mix
well. This substitutes for 1 10oz
can of soup.

Chicken Gravy Mix
1 1/3 cups instant nonfat dry milk
3/4 cup instant flour (I use Wondra)
3 tablespoons instant chicken bouillon
1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
Combine milk powder, instant flour,
bouillon granules, thyme, sage and
pepper. Mix welling well. Divide into 4
small ziploc baggies, label as chicken
gravy mix and add directions to

Makes 4 Gravy Mixes

.To make chicken gravy:
2 T. Butter or Margarine
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup chicken gravy mix
Melt butter in small saucepan over
medium heat, add water & gravy mix,
whisking well until

Beef Gravy Mix
1 1/3 cups instant nonfat milk powder
3/4 cup instant flour (wondra)
3 tablespoons instant beef bouillon granules
1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon ground sage
Combine all into a medium size bowl, mixing
well. Divide into 4 small baggies (1/2 c. each)
(or leave in a jar & label).
You can use regular flour, but you will have
to whisk really well to prevent any lumps in
your gravy. If you use instant flour, you will
have perfect gravy every time.
blended. Continue stirring with whisk until
gravy is smooth and thick, about 3 minutes.
Attach Tag for Directions to Use:
Melt 2 T. Butter or margarine in a saucepan,
add 1/2 c. gravy mix & 1 C. Water, whisking
over med heat. Heat until smooth & thick,
whisking constantly (2-3 minutes). If you
want a darker “brown” gravy, add 1 tsp of
Kitchen Bouquet.


Beef Tomato Sauce Mix
1/3 Cup Basic Sauce Mix
1/4 Cup Thrive Tomato Powder
2 Tablespoons Beef Bullion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
1/8 Garlic powder
In a small sauce pan add 1 1/4 cups water
and bring to a boil add the sauce mix and
whisk over med heat until thickened pour
over pasta.

Milk Gravy Mix
combine: 4 cups Powdered Milk
4 cups Flour
4 cups Dehydrated Butter
2 tsp. Salt
Combine in a sauce pan: ½ cup White
Sauce Mix (above) 1 cup Hot Tap
Water Salt and Pepper as desired
Bring to boil in sauce pan. Stir
constantly over medium heat with wire
whisk until thick to prevent scorching.

Use White Sauce Mix for: Creamed
soups and chowders, scalloped
potatoes, white gravy, creamed
vegetables, and chicken a la king. To
extend canned creamed soups as a
delicious casserole base, use 2 parts
Basic White Sauce to 1 part cream of
chicken, mushroom, or celery soup.
Add chopped diced ham, sausage, or
bacon to gravy for Biscuits and Gravy.

Whole Wheat White Sauce Mix
1 c Whole wheat flour
2 1/2 c Nonfat dry milk powder
1 tb Salt
Measure into a ziploc bag, shake and seal
until needed.

Thin Sauce:
3 tb Whole wheat white sauce Mix
1 c Milk, water or combination
1/2 tb To 1 butter; optional
1/3 c Mix
1 c Milk, water
or combination
1/2 tb To 1 butter; optional

2/3 c Mix
1 c Milk, water or combination
1/2 tb To 1 butter; optional
Onion Soup Mix
2/3 Cup dehydrated chopped onions
1/2 cup Beef Bullion powder
1/2 cup Dehydrated Butter
2 Tablespoon Corn Starch
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons parsley flakes
Fajitas Seasoning Mix
1 Tablespoon corn starch
2 teaspoons Chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon chicken bullion
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 garlic powder
1/4 cayenne pepper 1/4 cumin
Use 3 Tablespoons for jar meals
Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix
1 cup Dried Minced Onion
3 Tablespoons Green Pepper Flakes
4 teaspoons dried minced Garlic
2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
2 teaspoons Celery Seeds
2 teaspoons chill powder
mix well together and store in a air
tight container.
Use 4 Tablespoons per 1 pound of Ground

Chili Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup all purpose flour
4 teaspoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon crushed Read Peppers
1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
1 Tablespoons dried minced garlic
2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Use 1 Tablespoon for Meals in Jars

Stroganoff Gravy Mix
1/2 cup Powdered Buttermilk
1/2 cup Powdered Sour Cream
1 cup Flour
1/2 cup Dehydrated Onion
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Granulated Garlic
1 Tablespoon Dry Parsley
1 teaspoon Dry Thyme
2 teaspoons Black Pepper
2 teaspoons Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
Combine all ingredients well and store
in a air tight container.
Use 1/3 cup to 1 1/4 cups water

Enchilada Sauce Mix
3 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
2 tablespoons salt
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/3 cup cumin
3 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano (Mexican
oregano if available)
1 cup chili powder (either homemade or a
dark brand)
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable granules
(instant bouillon)
Mix dry ingredients and store.
To use, per 1/3 cup dry mix:
Heat 1/4 cup lard or vegetable oil in a
skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in 1/4
cup flour and continue stirring for
several minutes, until you make a light
brown roux.
Add 1/3 cup chili gravy dry mix and
continue to cook for another minute,
stirring constantly.
Add 2 cups water, mixing and stirring
until the sauce thickens.
Turn heat to low and let sauce simmer
for 15 minutes. Add water to adjust the
thickness as needed. Makes 2 cups of

Homemade White Cake Mix
Any cake is better from scratch, and if you
like to keep homemade mixes on-hand to
make life easier on busy days, this makes a
perfect cake every time without having to
resort to a box from the store–and fast.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour OR 2 3/4 cups
cake flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup non-fat dried milk or powdered
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Combine the ingredients. Store in a sealed,
labeled container or baggie with the
directions to make the cake. (This mix will
fit in a quart-size baggie, just barely.) If
you want to double, triple, or more the mix
to make in bulk and keep it all in one big
container, measure out 5 cups of mix each
time you make a cake (or a bit more if you
used cake flour).

To replace in recipes calling for a store bought
white cake mix:
Use in any recipe calling for a white cake mix
as a base (add 1 teaspoon vanilla to the
recipe along with the cake mix as the recipe
will assume powdered vanilla flavoring was
included in the store-bought mix).
Or to make a basic white cake using your
homemade mix, use the following

Cake mix directions:
1 recipe Homemade White Cake Mix
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup shortening or lard
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all the ingredients. Beat to mix on
low, then beat on high for two minutes. Pour
into greased, floured cake pans. Bake at
8- or 9-inch cake rounds — 20-25 minutes
13 x 9 pan — 35-40 minutes
cupcakes — 12-15 minutes
tube/bundt pan — 45-50 minutes
Don’t over bake! You’ll dry out your cake.
To make this mix without using powdered
Delete the dried milk from the mix
ingredients. When preparing the cake,
replace the 1 1/4 cups water with 1 1/3 cups
milk or buttermilk. I’ve also used coconut
milk with this recipe. You can use any kind of
milk you want.
Just remember that recipes calling for a
store-bought white cake mix are going to
assume the mix contains powdered milk. Also
remember, if you make the mix in bulk,
instead of measuring out 5 cups per cake,
you’d measure out 4 1/2 cups (to make up for
the 1/2 cup powdered milk that’s not in

2 cups uncooked white rice
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups white rice
3 teaspoons bottled dried lemon peel
2 teaspoons dried dill
1 teaspoon dried chives
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder


2 cups white rice
4 teaspoons vegetarian bouillon powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried celery flakes
2 teaspoons onion flakes
2 teaspoons green pepper flakes
2 teaspoons red bell pepper flakes
Spanish Rice Mix
2 cups white rice
1/4 green bell pepper flakes
2 teaspoons parsley flakes
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
2.Mix together all ingredients.
3.Divide in half and store in tightly
closed plastic bags or jars with tightfitting
4.Each package or jar should contain
approximately 1 cup plus 3 Tbs of rice
To Cook
Combine the rice Mixture, 2 cups of
cold water and 1 Tablespoon of butter
in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil
over high heat. Cover and cook over
low heat 15 minutes or until liquid is
Makes 4-6 Servings


Ranch Dressing Mix
15 Saltines (1/2 cup cracker crumbs)
2 cups Dry minced parsley flakes
1/2 cup Dry minced onion
2 tablespoons Dry dill weed
1/4 cup Onion salt
1/4 cup Garlic salt
1/4 cup Onion powder
1/4 cup Garlic powder
Put crackers through blender on high speed
until powdered. Add parsley, minced onions,
and dill weed. Blend again until powdered.
Dump into bowl. Stir in onion salt, garlic salt,
onion powder, and garlic powder. Put into
container with tight-fitting lid.
Store dry mix at room temperature for 1
year. Makes 42 1-Tablespoon servings.

To Make Salad Dressing:
1 tablespoon Mix
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 cup Buttermilk
Makes 1 pint.
Fat-Free Version:
1 tablespoon Mix
1 cup fat-free Yogurt or Sour Cream
1 cup fat-free Milk

To Make Dip:
1 tablespoon Mix
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups Sour Cream
Fat-Free Version:
1 tablespoon Mix
1/2 cup fat-free Yogurt
1 1/2 cups fat-free Sour Cream

Italian Dressing Seasoning Dry Mix
About This Recipe
“This is a delicious all-purpose dry seasoning
that is good in spaghetti sauce, chicken and
dumplings, in pasta salads, or sprinkled on fresh,
ripe sliced tomatoes. It also makes a good
Italian Salad Dressing for salads or marinade.
Omit salt if you like.”
• 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
• 1 tablespoon onion powder
• 2 tablespoons oregano, ground or 2
tablespoons oregano leaves
• 1 tablespoon dried parsley
• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
• 2 tablespoons salt or 2 tablespoons salt
• 1 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 teaspoon ground basil or 1 teaspoon basil
• 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme or 1/4 teaspoon
thyme leaves
• 1/2 teaspoon dried celery leaves or 1/2
teaspoon dried celery flakes
1. Mix all ingredients together and store in airtight
this mix with 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tbs water,
and 1/2 to 2/3 cup olive oil or canola oil.
3. Shake before using.

Taco Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup dried onion flakes
4 teaspoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons chili powder
3 teaspoons ground cumin
3 teaspoons dried dried garlic
2 teaspoons dried hot pepper flakes
2 teaspoons beef bouillon powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1. Combine all in a container with tight
fitting lid.
2. For tacos add 3 tbsp.
3. of mix and 1/4 cup water to browned

Instant Cappuccino Mix
1 (8 quart) packages nonfat dry milk powder
1 (16 ounce) jars powdered nonfat dry
1 (8 ounce) jars instant coffee
1 (1 lb) package confectioners’ sugar
1. Combine all ingredients in bowl.
2. Pour into wide-mouth jars for gifts.
3. On label include instructions: TO SERVE,
4. NOTE: Coffee can be flavored, such as
hazelnut or vanilla.

Barbecue Seasoning
1 1/2 cups paprika
3/4 cup sugar ( white or try brown)
3 3/4 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder (optional)
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1. Stir together all ingredients in a small
2. Store in an airtight container in a cool,
dry place.
3. This seasoning will last up to 6 months.

Brownie Mix
8 cups sugar
6 cups flour
2 cups cocoa powder
1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp salt

To Make: (this is the recipe that is on
the tag)
(just lightly mix the ingredients, if you
beat them a lot it gets too much air in
the eggs and gives more of a cake-like
2 1/4 cups brownie mix
2 eggs beaten
1/3 c melted butter
2 tsp vanilla
Pour into an 8×8 ” pan. Bake for 30-35
min at 350*
All Purpose Quick Mix
5 lbs flour (20 cups)
4 c. dry milk
3/4 cups baking powder
2 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
5 cups vegetable shortening
(you should not use margarine or butter
in substitution for the shortening
unless you are going to refrigerate your

To Make:

3 cups quick mix
3/4-1 cup water
Bake for 10-12 min at 450*
3 cups quick mix
2 Tbsp sugar
3/4 cup water
Bake 10-12 min at 450*
Coffee Cake
3 cups quick mix
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
(optional: add 1/2 cup sour cream to
make it creamier)
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
Preheat oven to 350*. Combine quick
mix and sugar. Mix in egg, milk and
vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Prepare
filling by mixing dry ingredients then
cut in the butter. Spread half of the
cake mix, half of the filling, then the
other half of the cake mix, then the
other half of the filling. Bake for 40-
50 min. (mine was done in 30 min.)
The original recipe I found only had
half the filling recipe and used it only
in the middle. The coffee cake really
needed some sweetness sprinkled on
the top though. So I double the filling
and sprinkled the other half on the
top—-much better!!

Homemade Tortilla Mix
(I just made half of this recipe)
16 cups flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
2 Tbsp salt
1/2 cups shortening
To make:
2 cups of tortilla mix
1/2-3/4 cups of water
Divide dough into 15 little balls and
cover with plastic wrap. Let them rise
10-15 min. Roll them out as thin as you
can get them. Fry on a dry, hot griddle,
about 2 min. on each side or until little
brown spots begin to appear.
The consistency you are looking for in
the dough is almost like play dough. If
it is too crumbly they will not roll out
well. That is why the water amount is
so varied. Depending on the humidity
of the day, you will need more or less.

Perfect Pancake/Waffle Mix
8 cups of unbleached flour
2 cups nonfat dry milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 Tbsp baking soda
2 tsp salt

To Make Pancakes:
2 cups mix
1 3/4 cups of water or milk
1 egg
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
To Make Waffles:
2 1/2 cups of mix
2 cups of water
3 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil


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