Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Salmon Soup

One of my comfort foods growing up was my grandma's Salmon Soup. It is an excellent WIC recipe, especially if you are needing to use up some extra milk. I add potatoes to mine, but it is not necessary. One tip on using onion is to use frozen onions. I use onion in so many more recipes now that I don't have to peel, dice and cry about it.

Salmon Soup
1 Stick Butter or Margarine (less if you prefer...)
1 Can or pouch Salmon*
Celery, cut up* (I use celery seed if I don't have fresh celery)
Diced onion*
2-3 Baking potatoes (optional)
Milk* (as desired)

Bake potatoes. Take potato out of skin and smash it or leave in chunks.
Melt butter in pot. Add salmon, onion, and celery. Cook until onion is soft. Add potatoes and milk. Warm through and serve.

Baby Banana Oatmeal Muffins

I made muffins this morning. They turned out pretty good. I did forget the sugar, but they still tasted good to me. This is a great recipe to use if you have an abundance of baby oatmeal cereal and baby food that you get from WIC.


Baby Banana Oatmeal Muffins

1 1/3 Cups Flour
3/4 Cup Baby Oatmeal*
1/3 Cup Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 Beaten Egg*
1/2 Cup Milk*
2 - 4 oz jars baby food- bananas*
1/4 cup cooking oil
Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately. Combine together, mixing just until wet. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 12.

Recipe adapted from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.


I've been contemplating starting a new blog up with recipes that uses WIC foods. We get so much WIC foods that I would like to start a "recipe book" so to speak that uses a lot of WIC foods, keeping our out of pocket expenses on meals to a minimum.

For future reference, I will asterick (*) the foods that I use that is something you can get with WIC.

Thanks for joining me. If you have any recipes to add, feel free to comment.