Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Homemade spice mix

I have talked about my obsession with the Food Network.  I love it.  I have gotten so many tips and skills from watching it.  For instance, one of the tips I got was from Paula Dean.  She was cooking a steak or chicken, or something and she mentioned the best way to season it was with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.  So I started seasoning my meat this way.  Every time I would cook, I would pull out all my spices and individually add them.  

The, one day, an idea struck me like lightening.  Why not just mix them all together?  I save jars, because really, you never know when you need a jar, and found that I had a glass seasoning jar.  I prefer these glass ones, because I tried saving a plastic one from my garlic salt, but no amount of vinegar could get rid of the garlic smell afterwards.  

So I grabbed my spices and my glass jar and then I lined them up so I could take a picture of them. 
Then I just eyeballed it, but tried to get in equal parts of all the spices.  I added a spoonful of paprika for an added bonus.  Excuse the messy counter, I am a messy mixer.
Next, I put on the lid and did a little shake shake shake and BAM, a very simple spice mix.  I find this to be a very easy solution to my problem. 

Eventually, I will attempt to get the writing off the jar and make my own fancy label, but for now, it just stays as is.  Enjoy!

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4 comments:

  1. I need to do this. I use the same spice combo fro everything!

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