Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Little Of This, Little Of That

I have been home alone when my husband is gone to work for about 5 days now.  As in there are no kids here with us.  They are all gone here and there.  Kid #5 will be back on Friday though and so far she has been gone the longest.  She has went to stay with my sister.  It is nice that my sister and her family are now living close instead of in Arizona. 

Anyway, today I did a few odds and ends kitchen things.

First off I wanted to make a pork roast and use a recipe I found on Pinterest for it.  I can't find the link to the actually recipe but the just of it was:

1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix
1 packet dry Italian dressing mix
1 brown gravy packet.

Mix with 1/2 cup water and pour over your roast in the crockpot.  Cook 6-8 hrs.

I had a brown gravy packet and I had some homemade dry Ranch dressing mix ( that I didn't really care for when made into dressing or a dip but figured this would be an easy way to use it up) but I did not have any dry Italian dressing mix.

I turned to Pinterest again and used this recipe.  The only thing I did differently was use celery salt instead of flakes because that is what I had.  Here is my mix

While I was at it I decided to make some Taco Seasoning Mix also.  I used the last of it the night before.  We use it often and I try to keep it on hand at all times.  Here is what the mix looks like for it.

Both of these mixes took less then half an hour to make.  They were both made with spices I always have on hand.  I also like knowing what ingredients I am putting into them.
The pork roast turned out fabulous by the way.  I strongly recommend trying it :)

1 comment:

  1. I like to mix my own spices too. Just like you said- you know what goes into it! Plus, my husband can't have MSG because he gets migraines, and apparently, MSG can make them worse!