Posted: Jun 05 2010
I love making my own spice mixes for three reasons:
1. It saves money.
2. It's way healthier (no MSG, hidden sugars, or preservatives).
3. It makes me feel totally superior.
I'm just being honest here. When I see those jars of spice mix all lined up and I know that I made them myself,...well, I can't help myself. I feel so proud! Making your own spice mixes beats those envelopes in the grocery store any old day of the week. Also, they make really nice gifts to give away at the last minute (like a bag of dry beans and a small bag of spice mix for soup).
Here's one of my favorite mixes for meatloaf. You can use 3 Tbsp per meatloaf (just substitute it in your favorite recipe where it says "1 envelope meatloaf seasoning mix").
2 Tbsp no-salt seasoning (like Mrs. Dash)
2 Tbsp dry mustard
2 Tbsp paprika
1 1/2 Tbsp salt
3 Tbsp sage
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1 Tbsp pepper
1 Tbsp thyme
1 Tbsp parsley