Non-dairy coffee creamer jugs are great as long as they have creamer in it, but what do you do when it is empty? Since I have been trying to be a little more eco-friendly around here, I decided to put a stop this waste and find a recycled use for them. Here is the outcome of my stab at reuse and recycle creamer jugs. Just call me Go Green Granny!
So I washed one jug up and took the label off. I figure this would be a great container for my Brown Gravy Mix that I make. Works fantastic. I love it. I just pop open the cap, shake out the amount of mix I want and we are good to go. Snap the cap closed til the next time I make brown Gravy.
You may wonder why I make my own mixes when I can go to the store and buy those packets already to go…. Well, my mix has ingredients I know and use everyday. Those packets at the store have ingredients I have NO CLUE what they are. There is also the cost factor! I can make enough homemade mix to equal 20 packets of the store bought for less than half the price. Plus, it is simple to make!
Homemade Brown Gravy Mix
2 cups flour
1/4 cup beef bouillon granules
1/4 cup onion powder
1/4 cup garlic powder
2 tsp black pepper
1T dried parsley
1/4 cup instant coffee mix for more coloring if you wish also.
Store in airtight container (like my recycled creamer jug)
Instructions to cook gravy
Mix about 1/3 dry gravy mix with 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Whisk until smooth.
(Heat at medium until the sauce thickens)
Lets see, maybe next I will make my own chili seasoning with my next creamer jug.