Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Helpful Recipe Equivalents

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Fruits & Veggies -
1 medium green pepper, tomato, apple, or onion = 1 c. diced
1 medium garlic clove = 1 tsp. minced
1 lb. tomatoes = 1 1/2 c. chopped
1 lb. cabbage = about 4 c. shredded
3 medium bananas = 1 c. mashed
3 oz. fresh mushrooms = 1 c. sliced
1 lb. head lettuce = 6 c. torn
9 green onions with tops = 1 c. sliced
2 large celery ribs or carrots = 1 c. sliced or diced
2 medium peaches = 1 c. sliced
1 qt. strawberries (1 lb.) = 4 c. sliced
1 medium lemon = 2-4 Tbs. juice, 1 tsp. grated peel
1 medium orange = 6-8 Tbs. juice, 2-3 Tbs. grated peel
1 Tbs. fresh herbs = 1 tsp. dried

Baking -
2 c. (4 sticks) margarine or butter = 1 lb.
1 packet of active dry yeast = 2 1/4 tsp.
1 large egg = 4 Tbs. or 1/4 c.
3 slices of bread = 1 c. crumbs
14 graham crackers = 1 c. crumbs
1 lb. flour = 3 1/2 c.
1/2 c. heavy cream = 1 c. whipped cream
4 c. powdered sugar = 1 lb.
2 c. granulated sugar = 1 lb.
2 1/4 c. packed brown sugar = 1 lb.

Carbs -
8 oz. uncooked spaghetti = 4 c. cooked
1 c. uncooked pasta = 2 2/3 c. cooked
1 c. uncooked rice = 3 c. cooked
28 saltine crackers = 1 c. crumbs

Protein -
1 lb. ground beef = 2 1/2 c. browned
8 sliced bacon = 1/2 c. crumbled
4 oz. cheese = 1 c. grated
1 lb. ham = 3 c. cubed
3-4 lb. whole chicken = 4 c. meat

Equivalent Measures:
1 Tbs. = 3 1/2 tsp = 1/2 oz.
4 Tbs. = 1/4 c.
1 c. = 1/2 pint = 8 oz.
4 c. = 1 quart
4 quarts = 1 gallon

(Now that my laptop is making regular appearances in the kitchen, I am retiring my list on the fridge. Gotta love technology!)

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