Almost Like Home Made

sacramento-weir-opens-for-first-time-in-decadeWe have had our share of rain lately. And I do mean rain – as in roads closed, flood gates opened – some for the first time in a decade. As a result, planning a hardy meal and getting the timing right is almost impossible. The beauty of canned soups are that you can stock up for these crazy-rainy days and everyone gets their soup-fix on, even when we are all craving something different. Oh so convenient! I know, home-made soup isn’t difficult. When made in a crock pot the soup just sits there waiting, becoming more intense and delicious as each hour of the clock ticks away. The down-side of home-made soup is that I haven’t learned how to make a single serving. It’s a giant pot that can feed us for days . . . and days. While canned soup offers variety in a single serving.

Hubby had a hankering for Baked Potato Soup. Kiddo was in the mood for Tomato Soup with a grilled cheese sandwich, while I had my heart set on a big bowl of Cream of Mushroom Soup. Canned soup to the rescue! With a few added ingredients; off the shelf soup can become your best friend.

To make Potato Soup even better, fry up some bacon to add to your soup. Don’t forget to garnish with a handful of green onions.

For that “from scratch” goodness for your tomato soup, fire-roasted tomatoes will do the trick. Just add to the pot while the sandwiches are grilling.

And for a nutty twist to a can of Cream of Mushroom soup, reduce the milk to 2/3 of a can, then garnish your soup with chopped walnuts.

Keep warm and enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Almost Like Home Made

    • The rain has been crazy. Rain brings out pressure headaches – so I’ve been down for the count. Kiddo has taken over the duties in the kitchen, and he has been knocking some of our favorites right out of the park. How is life for you?

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      • Good but my body and mood seem to be following the gloomy weather lately. Need sunshine! Greatful spring is close and we certainly needed the rain. Hope you are feeling better soon. Don’t want to lose touch with you! đź’•

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