There’s something to be said and appreciated about a scratch-made meal. But there’s also something wonderfully delicious and maybe a little sinful about opening up a salty packet of pre-mixed seasoning, adding it to some chicken, or brisket, or potatoes, and calling it a day.
I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, things like onion soup mix or taco seasoning were my mom’s best friend in the kitchen. Easy, convenient and addictively delicious, that simple flavor packet could transform a meal.
What’s the secret to this brisket? Oh, onion soup mix. Wow, this dip is amazing! Oh, onion soup mix. Even recently, my Aunt Lucy made the most delicious roast potatoes. When I asked what her secret was? You guessed it: onion soup mix.
And yeah, I know it’s filled with sodium. But every once in a while, you just crave some pure, indulgent, American comfort food.
Still not convinced? Ok fine, you can make your own mix with a recipe like this. But I still say: use that lovely evil little packet once in a while. Here are some favorite ways to use it: