This week is all about making the most with what we have in our daily(and seasonal!) cooking! I’m excited about this week…we will have a different article each day on ways to save money in the kitchen. I hope you all can learn something from our ramblings this week and I hope it saves you some money!
I want to talk about making the most of what you have in the kitchen.
I’m going to say that 90% of the time I don’t have all the ingredients for a recipe that I want to make and yet I still want to find a way to make it anyways. Many cookbooks have substitutions lists in the back of the books or you can look up a substitution for about anything online! Here are a few examples:
1 c. milk = 1/3 c. dry milk + 1 c. water
1 c. light cream = 7/8 c. whole milk + 1 1/2T butter
1 T cornstarch = 2 T flour
1 t. baking powder = 1/4 t. cream of tartar + 1/4 t. baking soda
Since I live out of town, being able to make substitutions is extremely handy to me since I can’t just run to the store and pick up what I need. If I did that I’d be spending $10 in gas just to go grab a .93 container of sour cream! (plus making sour cream is simple, just curdle milk with vinegar and voila!)
Honestly, in almost all the dishes that I have made substritutions in you would never be able to tell. My hubby couldn’t tell and he is one of the pickest eaters I’ve met!
I’d love for you to share with me this week your thrifty cooking tips! I know you all have some! Email them to me and I might just post them this week!