Magic Mix

4 cups instant nonfat dry milk
1 cup (2 sticks) margarine
1 cup flour OR 1/2 cup cornstarch

Combine dry milk, flour or cornstarch and margarine in a large bowl and mix until it looks like cornmeal. Keep mix tightly covered in the refrigerator. Makes 5 cups of mix. Use it to make the following:

Magic Cream Soup

4 cups water
2 cups Magic Mix
1 cube or 1 tsp bouillon granules

Combine in a saucepan: water, Magic Mix and bouillon. Stir over medium heat until slightly thick. Add ONE of these: 3 carrots, mashed; 3 potatoes, cooked and chopped and 1 T diced onion; 1 package chopped spinach, cooked; or 1 can cream-style corn and 1 T chopped onion. Makes about 6 cups of soup. Good way to use up little dabs of left over cooked vegetables.

Magic Sauce

2/3 cup Magic Mix
1 cup water

In saucepan combine Magic Mix and water, making sure the dry milk is dissolved. Stir over medium heat until it starts to bubble. Add cooked meat, cheese or veggies to the hot sauce. Makes 1 cup. Use Magic Sauce for all recipes calling for a white or cream sauce. Especially tasty when substituting chicken or beef broth for the water.

Magic Pudding

1/4 cup sugar
2 cups Magic Mix
2 cups water
1 tsp vanilla (Optional)

Combine in a saucepan: Magic Mix, water, and sugar . Stir over medium heat until pudding bubbles. Add vanilla and beat. Cover and cool. FOR CHOCOLATE PUDDING: Combine 3 TBS cocoa with the sugar and follow the original steps. Makes 2 cups pudding or 4 1/2 cup servings. If using artificial sugar, stir equivalent amount after taking from the heat. The artificial sugar gets bitter otherwise.

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