You can find glass containers to put your seasoning mix at places like Bed, Bath, and Beyond. You can also use Mason Jars (4 oz or 8 oz size). Another idea is reuse jars from spaghetti, salsa, or even peanut butter. If you have Tupperware containers, you can also use those.
One of my foodie pen pals sent me a sweet and spicy spice mix in a Crystal Light container. I thought that was pretty cool.
If you are going to make a lot of seasoning mix for holiday gifts, the best thing to do is to buy spices in bulk. When I buy in bulk, I get it from it from Sam's Club.
Here is a recipe for Chili Seasoning:
- 1/2 c. dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 c. chili powder
- 1/4 c. dried minced onions
- 2 Tbsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 Tbsp. dried basil
- 2 tsp. paprika
- Combine all the ingredients in an airtight container.
- Use 3 Tbsp. of seasoning mixture in your favorite chili recipe.
Happy eating, Traci