Whether it’s a shortcut or a weird indulgence, what are some things you do in your kitchen or put in your mouth you’d never share in an oat quisine Facebook group?
First confession: ketchup goes on mac n cheese. But ONLY when it comes from a box; put it on homemade and you are dead to me.
Recent shortcut that inspired this thread: you know those little drink powder packets that turn bottled water into iced tea or lemonade? My dollar store usually has the lame ones like blue Hawaiian Punch. But if I’m lucky, they have the carbonated flavors for adding to seltzer water. Pineapple Crush powder plus a few drops of coconut extract plus a sploosh of rum makes a passable piña fauxlada (did I just make that up?). When they have cranberry ginger ale powder I hoard it like it’s toilet paper. Ditto Watermelon Crush.
I recently scored some A&W cream soda powder. For added context on what I’m about to confess, I can’t afford good coffee. So I have to mask that dusty-shelf flavor the mass market stuff has. My go to’s are date syrup, jaggery (I make my own syrup), maple syrup, things like that. But my diabeetus doc recently read me the riot act, so I came up with the best solution: cream soda flavor powder! Vanilla-adjacent, zero sugar, and less sticky when apportioning.
What are yours?