This has been a week of interesting finds at the grocery store. I love it when I find new products that make cooking easier and my recipes taste better. This one definitely falls into the category of "Easy".
McCormick has put out a product called "Recipe Inspirations". They have packaged pre-measured spices in six small blister packs attached to one package to be used in a recipe that is printed on a removable recipe card attached to the back of the package. This is a great idea for cooks who don't have a large variety of spices in their kitchen. I bought two packages - Apple & Sage Pork Chops and Shrimp & Pasta Primavera. There were packages for Quesadillas and Fajitas and a couple of others I can't remember.
I made the Shrimp & Pasta Primavera a couple of nights ago. It was really good! It included 1 1/2 tsp Dill Weed, 1 tsp Minced Garlic, 1 tsp Minced Onions, 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper, and 1/4 tsp Thyme Leaves. I have all of theses spices in my kitchen, but now I have the recipe card to keep with my recipe collection AND . . . it sure was easy to open five little blister packs and just pour the pre-measured spices into my saucepan.
Give these a try and let me know what you think of them. They cost $1.99 per package. I found them at Dierbergs in the spice aisle.