Recipes Meals under $2.50 Instant Mashed Potatoes Quick

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    I open the whole box and place in a bowl. I add dry powdered milk to equal the amount called for on the box, then the amount of salt called for on box. Optional: I add powdered creamer to our taste (about half of amount of powdered milk). Mix well and be careful as the powder tends to sink quickly to the bottom of the bowl.

    I divide the powder into the amount of servings contained on the box. Since I serve 2 people but use 3 servings, I place that amount into a plastic bag, not a zip type but the type that you close with a twist tie. (I don’ use the twist tie. I expel the air, hold the corners at the top and twirl, then tie the resulting ends together).

    I add the measure amount of water and the amount of milk together (ex. 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup milk = 1 1/2 cups water) for that amount of servings and write that on outside of bag with a marker (ex. 1 1/2 cups water and the amount of butter (ex. 1 1/2 Tbs Butter) for that number of serving on outside of bag , add the amount of dry ingredients to bag and close.

    Then I place the little bags in a plastic food container that seals tight, adding a bay leaf or two to deter bugs, and seal plastic food container. Now all you or DH has to do is take out bag, measure and heat water, add butter, stir and let rest and serve. Even a child can fix this and my granddaughter who works a lot has a quick heat and eat ready to fix on those rushed days.

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    That’s a great idea, a couple years ago I was frequently couponing and ended up with 28 boxes of Instant potatoes (for about .30 total out of pocket). Unfortunately, I only needed about 1 box for various mixes because my family prefers “real” potatoes. I ended up donating them!

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    Anonymous

    what a great idea! thanks for sharing

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    Anonymous

    This would work with my husband and son.
    Question I see you add powdered milk and later include instructions for both milk and water, do you add liquid milk as well as the powdered?

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    @saundra 400331 wrote:

    This would work with my husband and son.
    Question I see you add powdered milk and later include instructions for both milk and water, do you add liquid milk as well as the powdered?

    No, if you use powdered milk you only add water.

    If you use liquid milk you don’t add any powdered milk

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    Anonymous

    I really don’t see how this is quicker than regular instant quick potatoes; however, I do see where it would lessen cleanup during the week.

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