Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Simple Hearty Soup

I hate condensed soup.

There I said it.
It is cheap.
There just never seems to be much to it!

While scrounging for lunch one day (yesterday) I shoved past a can of Alphabet Condensed Soup looking for a treasure.
After a huff and a sigh I noticed I'd been struck common.
I was watching one of those crazy Pantry Raid shows once and saw they drained a canned soup of it's contents and saved the liquid. They added their own veggies and it made what looked like a pretty beefy soup with a good yummy broth.

I can do that.

I dumped the viscous Alphabets 'N Ect into a much too large of a pot. It started boiling instantly. To it I added a can of drained peas and a can of drained corn and a can of tomato soup and 2 cans of water.

NOTE* Throughout all of this I double read the label entirely to make sure it contained no Milk or Whey or any other dangerous Casein Containing Bad Guys.

Now that looks better!

That brings us to today's lunch. I added left over rice to yesterday's soup and it was darn good!
See look:

Moral of the blog:
Don't let a condensed soup get you down; get down with condensed soup!

Yeah.. I know. But seriously! Work with what you have. This idea may have lit a whole new fire in me to contend with.

Don't even get me started on the day I added rice to a condensed chicken and rice soup...


  1. Try adding lentils or pearled barley next time instead of rice. You might like the richer flavor!

  2. Thanks. I even think I have some barley in my pantry ready to go. How is pearled barley different?