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“I came up with this yesterday and I do believe they will have many uses. I think 4 "Gems" and 1 cup skim milk will be my plan--maybe thickened--to replace a can of cream soup. I think I will try variations too. I was anxious to try them so I made up a casserole today with chicken and potatoes that I will post if the hubby likes it! :) I don't know if anybody else will want to try these but am posting so I have the recipe in zaar--I know I will use again. Not sure on prep or cook time's, so just guessing. NOTE: after thinking about it. I may skip the cheese during the original prep. and just add cheese when I want it--would be much less messy/thick to work with.”
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  1. Put the mushrooms in mini chopper and "chop".
  2. Add the 1/4 cup water and "chop" some more.
  3. Put the mushrooms in a pan.
  4. Put cut up celery in mini chopper and "chop".
  5. Add the 1/4 cup water and "chop" some more.
  6. Put the celery in the pan with mushrooms.
  7. Put the onion in mini chopper and "chop".
  8. Add the 1/4 cup water and "chop" some more.
  9. Put onion in pan with mushrooms and celery.
  10. Add 1 cup water and the 2 bouillon cubes.
  11. Bring to a boil.
  12. Reduce heat just enough to keep it at a steady boil.
  13. Stir often, then constantly until there is very little liquid left in pan with veggies.
  14. Add the cheddar cheese and stir very well, until dissolved. (pretty thick and gooey).
  15. I sprayed my mini muffin tins and filled each full.
  16. I popped them in the freezer until frozen.
  17. I took a sharp knife and "popped" each "Gem" out of the pan.
  18. I put them in the freezer and plan to use in stead of cream soup when I think I can.
  19. I made myself a cup of soup.
  20. 1 teaspoons margarine and 1 teaspoons flour melted in small sauce pan (paste).
  21. Added a very, very small amount of milk and "mashed" paste until the paste was "dissolved".
  22. Slowly continued to add skim milk, 1 cup in total, stirring constantly.
  23. Then I added 4 "Gems" and cooked until dissolved.
  24. Put in 4 crackers and must say--kinda tasty.

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