Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Cheater's Chicken Soup

Yesterday was chilly, and we got something like 2" of rain in about 6 hours, so Thatcher and I hibernated.  Along the way, I wanted chicken noodle soup, but didn't want to actually do the work.

Then my veggie box came in.

And then I had an idea: start with a can, and add some actual vegetables to it.  Done and done!


1 can condensed chicken noodle soup
1 can water
1/2 onion
2 carrot
1 rib of celery
handful of frozen corn (why not?)

Peel open the can of soup and add the water; stir to combine.  Mince up the onion and stir it in.  Dice the celery and carrot into small bits, then add those.  Lastly, throw in a handful of corn just for a pop of color.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.  Watch the dog dance around as he smells the food he just knows he's going to get some (or not, because I'm a meany....).

OK, so there's a lot of salt in canned soup.  But at 60 calories per serving and 2.5 servings per can, I figured that I could eat the whole can and be full and warm while not pigging out too much.  And it was easy, so there's that.  If the rain and cold doesn't stop today, I might do it again!

Happy Thursday, everyone!


Sue said...

Ummm, sounds good on a cool fallish day.

Pam said...

Such a great idea!!! It looks tasty and comforting.

gemma said...

Brilliant!! Nothing better on a damp day than hearty (semi)homemade soup.

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful chicken soup. This looks very tasty and we would enjoy this on a cold day during the winter. Have a fantastic day and we can't wait to try this out.
World of Animals