Sunday, July 4, 2010

Creamed New Peas and Potatoes -- Food Storage Style

Today we had Creamed New Peas and New Potatoes. This is the first time in many years we have had new potatoes in time to go with the new peas.
I tried a recipe that I have seen and heard very good things about, but have never tried. I used what is called "Magic Mix". It is a food storage recipe that was developed by the Utah State University Extension. Magic Mix:
2 1/3 C. Dry non-instant powdered milk
1 C. all purpose flour
1 C. butter, at room temperature
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Using electric mixer, mix ingredients together slowly and gradually increase speed until incorporated. Keep mix tightly covered in refrigerator for up to three months. White Sauce:
2/3 C. Magic Mix
1 C. water
In saucepan combine ingredients. Stir rapidly using a whisk over medium heat until it starts to bubble, remove from heat.
I steamed my potatoes then added the peas for the last few minutes. Then I added them to the cooked magic mix. It was delicious!! For the amount I needed, I doubled the magic mix white sauce.
This made the smoothest white sauce I have ever made and definately the easiest!! Laurence and I are totally sold!

I did find this recipe from the Utah State University Extension service which is slightly different.
3 medium potatoes
1 ½ cups Magic Mix
2 ½ cups water
1/8 teaspoon pepper
½ cup frozen peas
½ teaspoon seasoned salt
Peel and cube potatoes; boil in water until almost
tender. Add frozen peas; cook 2 minutes longer.
Add Magic Mix, pepper and salt; stir over medium
heat until thickened.


  1. Yumm Yumm!!! Oh and I love the the flowers too :)

  2. This sounds sooooo good! I always looked forward to Mom's creamed peas and potatoes. I don't think most kids nowadays know what this is. Sad, huh? But you've got my mouth watering like crazy...ummm, ummmm!


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