Make Your Own Instant Soup Mix (Cream of Chicken Shown Here)

Hi Everyone,

Here is a quick video on how to make your own instant cream of chicken soup mix!

I have always been a fan of these types of mixes for everything from cooking to a yummy sippin’ drink on cold days (watch your sodium intake though!)

I recently purchased some packages from the supermarket and was quite surprised at how expensive they were! So here is my attempt to recreate the cream of chicken style mix. Try it out and let me know how you like it! If you make modifications or have your own recipe please share in comments below!

Here is the recipe as shown if you would like to print it out:

NewAndLostCrafts Instant Cream of Chicken Soup Mix:

Makes enough mix to replace a store-bought packet or for a standard coffee cup (about 6-8 fl oz.)

 1 tsp chicken bouillon

1 tsp Non-dairy Instant creamer

1 tsp Instant mashed potatoes

Dash of Oregano or Parsley

 Add ingredients to recipe as directed or for a warm drink add to hot water, stir and enjoy!

 

I hope you enjoy this! Cheers!

Willie

 

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Mushroom Hunting and Foraging in the Colorado Rockies!

Hi Everyone!

I took me a while to compile this video but I think you will enjoy it!

We have a wealth of wild mushrooms that grow in the forest canopy around our home and I have been itching for someone who really knows what they are doing to teach us about them (as well as the other edible and medicinal plants which are numerous). We finally found the perfect person, Wendy Monroe of Native Medicinals!

We hired Wendy to spent a couple of hours with us,, and it was AWESOME! This video is my attempt at capturing the experience, Enjoy!


Lots of good information in the video but the personal experience was awesome. I highly recommend anyone out there who is interested in learning about their local plants/fungi  (which I suspect a lot of this audience is), GET A TEACHER! There are a surprising number of species which look very similar, some are yummy some are poisionous! Be safe please 🙂

Learn more a about Wendy and her Company:

Native Medicinals Facebook Page 

Native Medicinals Blog

If you have any questions for Wendy please feel free to ask them in the comments below!

Cheers!

Willie

 

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Cool way to hang your trash bag when camping or picnicking!

Hi Everyone!

Here is a very short video of a handy camping  or picnicing trick to secure your garbage bags!

This last weekend we went ‘car camping’ with the family and my sister-in-law was floored by this, so I figured,, well there is a video! I hope you enjoy!

Sometimes the simplest things can be incredibly helpful. If you have your own techniques please share with us in the comments!

Cheers!

Willie

 

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Light a Hard to Reach Candle Wick, Sneaky Trick!

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick video to show you a handy way to light a hard to reach candle wick when you don’t have a long match, aim-n-flame etc…

Enjoy! And please share and comment!

In fact this works so well I have not purchased a long reach lighter in quite some time.

In the video I was using linguine, regular spaghetti does work better (or even better angel hair style). This can also be used to light the BBQ, lanterns, pilot lights etc.. Anything where things are hard to reach or your want to keep a little distance!

This also works great for using an oil lamp!

I hope you enjoy this!

Cheers!
Willie

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Repair a screen door or window!

Hi everyone!

In this episode I show you my method for replacing the screen in a window or door (same concept). In the video the old screen I am working with is pretty messed up so I actually show you how to replace a portion of the frame as well.

As always please feel free to comment and give my your own ideas and experiences. I hope this helps folks out there, after all it is summer and bug season!

Cheers!

Willie

 

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Bicycle Tire Rubber Bands! A Great way to Re-Use!

Hi Everyone,

Here is a great way to keep those blown bicycle tires out of the land fill!

If you get creative in the way you cut these you can make a very wide variety of band sizes. These are great to stick in a baggie and in a kitchen drawer!

If you have more thoughts on uses please share them in the comments below!

Cheers!

Willie

 

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The Best Margarita! Tutorial!

Hi Everyone!

This is freaking cool! This is a close friend who wanted to share a talent! I have had several friends, viewers,  and family who have mentioned they would like to share a skill. Well Wade stepped up!

I want more of this! Please contact me if you have a cool skill or talent to share! I will consider anything that is in the spirit of the site! Let’s all learn together!

Here is Wade and his sweet margarita recipe!

If you have any suggestions or enhancements PLEASE COMMENT!
Cheers!

Willie

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High Altitude Perennials, Raspberries and Blueberries!

Hi Everyone!

This is a pretty short video of my daughter and I planting our first perennials! The whole family loves raspberries and blueberries, and trust me, buying them from the store  in Colorado you pay for them dearly!

Raspberries grow wild where we live but you better pay close attention! A friendly bear, experienced local, or determined tourist clear out the wild ones pretty quickly!

Enjoy!

 

I actually took this video a while back and will take another to show how things are doing (great).

I have really been happy with our gardening efforts in general this year. It is a challenge where we live but we are learning it is still very possible!

If you have not yet seen them check out my episodes on container gardening, we are doing some really cool stuff there also!

Thanks for watching! Cheers!

Willie

 

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Dehydrate Strawberries (Oven Method)

Hi Everyone,

Sorry, been a little slow on posts lately, but trust me,  not short on creating content! I just need to get it edited and uploaded for all of you to enjoy!

I made the following video because it seems like I see containers of strawberries in the ‘bargain bin’ a lot here in Colorado. They are just barely past their prime with maybe a few towards the bottom starting to look a little ugly. This is one thing you can do with them!

Enjoy the video!

A few more ponters!

– Keep the oven is a great way to dehydrate! Just keep a close eye on your product as heat is always involved.

– Store your result in an air tight container for best long term results. Oxygen absorbers are cheap and a good idea also.

– I made a similar video earlier, check that out also…  How to dehydrate using your oven (veggies)!

– Other interesting related posts: How to microwave corn on the cob, How long to microwave corn on the cob in husk. Other prepping for dehydration.

Please share your thoughts below!

Cheers!

Willie

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Helping a Community I Believe in!

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a video created by a community called The Survival Podcast.

I have been an avid listener of this podcast for over a year now and I thought this was neat and important to share..

Enjoy!:

Now that you have heard the positive message, you may be wondering what was that about?

It was in response to this:

If you like this post please help me spread it around! Use the Facebook, Twitter, and Google buttons to like!

I know this is not a new or lost craft, but both messages sure make ya think!

Cheers!

Willie

 

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