Alfredo Noodle Pantry Mix

Make Your Own Convenience Foods

Do you ever find yourself eyeing those convenience boxes of flavored noodle pouches in the store. You know the kind, cook your own cheddar broccoli or alfredo noodles that are packaged as a quick side dish?  Well, here is a great one you can make yourself! Alfredo noodles are the perfect side dish with your grilled or baked chicken. Plus, the benefits of making your own packets  are 1) You already have the ingredients at home, so why spend more money on a prepackaged pouch. 2) You can easily control the ingredients 3) No added chemicals or preservatives!

Remember, this mix is not meant to replace your homemade from scratch, rich, yummy Alfredo recipe! This for those nights when you need a quick side dish!

Feel free to add your own seasonings to taste. I usually just package the sauce packets alone and cook pasta from my pantry, but you can package them like my Hamburger Helper Kits and put noodles in a gallon sized bag and tuck the sauce packet in the big bag also. I cook about 8 oz. of dry angel hair or fetuccini pasta which is about 1 1/2 inches diameter bunch.


Alfredo Noodle Mix
This makes 2 sauce packets
1 Cup instant powdered milk
3-4 Tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese (or more to taste)
1/4 Cup dry minced onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder or granules


Mix above ingredients together and divide evenly  into 2 ziplock bags or air tight containers.  Attach the following directions to the sauce bag.

To Cook Alfredo Noodles:
Cook 8 oz. of dry pasta, drain. While pasta is cooking in saucepan or microwave safe bowl, mix alfredo mix, 2 Tablespoons of butter and 1/4 cup milk together, stirring till sauce is well blended. (I left out salt, so salt to taste).  Toss gently onto drained pasta. serve.

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All Purpose Cleaner

Making your own all purpose  cleaner is so inexpensive that you'll never want to go back to buying it again!  It cleans very well and  is super easy to mix together.

It's perfect to refill your spray bottles and to use for cleaning floors, store the extra in an empty milk or water jug and label.

There are two kinds of ammonia: Regular, also known as clear or non sudsy ammonia, and the second type is sudsy ammonia.
What is the difference?
Regular ammonia does not streak and is perfect for windows, mirrors and chrome. Sudsy ammonia has a touch of detergent in it and is great for cleaning grime and dirt.

Jan's Tip: If you can't find sudsy ammonia in your store, make your own by adding a squirt (yes a very scientific measurement!) of liquid dish soap (make sure there is NO BLEACH in the dish soap!) to the regular ammonia. 

All Purpose Cleaner:
1 gallon hot water
1/4 cup sudsy  ammonia
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon baking soda

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