Wednesday, March 26, 2008

WFMW: frugal boullion/flavoring

This WFMW was just a spur-of-the-moment substitution that turned into a regular thing...

DaHubby occasionally makes himself a pack of Raman-style noodles for a snack or when I've left him to his own devices for lunch or dinner. However, he really dislikes the sodium/saltiness so he uses only half of the flavoring packet. As a result, for every two Ramans eaten there's a packet of seasoning left around. It seemed a shame to throw it out (thanks to our new frugalness) so I stashed them in the cabinets.

Well, about a month ago when I went looking for chicken boullion for a recipe, I found I had none. However, I had maybe a half dozen "chicken" Raman packets. So I replaced a packet for each cube of boullion required in the recipe. And, what a great new taste!

So, now I have a small storage bin in the cabinet with chicken, roast beef, chili, creamy chicken, and other packets waiting for the next recipe I can experiment with!

Again, nothing earth-shattering...just something fun to use in a crunch. For more WFMW, go here.


Sonshine said...
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Sonshine said...

What a great tip! We love ramen noodles here too so on occasion there are some of those packets laying around!

Thanks for sharing!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

thanks for this Im like your hubby I think they put much seasoning in now i know what to do

Debbie said...

I have to agree about the seasoning. I'll have to remember that next time.

Unknown said...

Great tip!
Thanks for sharing!

You can find my tip at:

Laane on the World

Have a great week and an amazing spring!!!

Unashamed said...

I do that too!