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Old 04-03-2012, 06:10 PM
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Need a milk sub for Hamburger Helper.

Moving so cupboard is bare. Need to figure out best sub. All I have is a stick of butter and half stick olio. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:11 PM
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What breed of Hamburger Helper? Lasagne? Stroganoff? Cheeseburger Mac? Help me to help you.

I mean, if literally all you have is butter or olio, then some butter and water. If you have anything else at all in the house, there may be a better answer.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:24 PM
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Do you have cream of mushroom soup?
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:58 PM
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Nope that's about all i have. maybe cook it as is.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:14 PM
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Use a smidge more butter, and the same amount of water as the amount of milk called for.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:56 PM
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And it's just fine without the hamburger.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:26 PM
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I make macaroni & cheese with water instead of milk all the time. I've never had hamburger helper but I bet if you make it without the milk and add a smidge of water, you'll be plenty happy.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:32 PM
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Moving so cupboard is bare. Need to figure out best sub. All I have is a stick of butter and half stick olio. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I would suggest butter. Or olio.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:46 PM
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Use a smidge more butter, and the same amount of water as the amount of milk called for.
This is as good an answer as you're going to get given the constraints. It's Hamburger Helper; it'll be fine, although less creamy obviously, without any milk.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:50 PM
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Do you have a functioning gun and at least one good bullet?
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:05 PM
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Do you have a functioning gun and at least one good bullet?
This advice didn't work. When I put the bullet in the hot skillet, it fired and shot a hole through the fridge.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:15 PM
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I make Hamburger Helper sometimes. We only have skim milk in the house. Skim milk is darned close to water. I'd just use the same amount of water as you were to of milk.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:44 PM
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I guess plain yogurt is out of the question.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:00 PM
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This advice didn't work. When I put the bullet in the hot skillet, it fired and shot a hole through the fridge.
Look around--can you fashion some sort of rudimentary lathe?

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Old 04-03-2012, 10:11 PM
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Sounds like delivery to me.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:43 AM
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I recently switched to almond milk; and I'm loving it. However I wonder how almond milk would work as a substitute for cow milk in hamburger helper; or for any other recipe that calls for milk for that matter.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:50 AM
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I never have milk in the house. I just don't use it often enough to merit keeping some around, so whenever something calls for milk (that's not baking) I just toss in some extra butter and water. No one's ever complained.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:24 PM
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Go to the store and buy some milk.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:17 PM
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and half stick olio.
So, you are either over 70 or a crossword puzzle editor (or maybe both).
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