Wednesday, January 20, 2016
More Foods You Should Never Buy
I got a lot of great responses to my post on Five Foods you should Never Buy (because they are easy and much better to make at home). Here are a few of my favorites but see the comments of that post for many great suggestions.
Guacamole. Assuming you can get good fresh avocados (which I know is not true for everyone), there is no reason to buy it in a package. It takes all of five minutes to mash avocados with salt and lime and add your choice of chiles, onions and other add-ons.
Egg Nog. Yes, you can make complicated versions that need to be aged for six months, but you can also whip up a quick Egg Nog which will be much better than anything you can buy in a bottle.
Premixed Spices (Like chili powder). " They take up a lot of space and with a quick Google search you can make most any blend with paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, salt and pepper. It also tastes better."
Popcorn. Pre-popped popcorn in a bag is a travesty. Microwave popcorn is full of crap. If you have a dutch oven or other heavy pot, making popcorn on the stove is cheap and easy and doesn't take much longer than the microwave.
Infused Vodka: Yes, it takes a few days, but it's not that hard to add stuff to vodka.
Sour Mix (and along with that I'd add lemonade or limeade). See simple syrup in the previous post and add lemons/limes.
Thanks to Joshua, Carter R, Florin, Rohan, billyhacker and all the other commenters.