08 June 2010

Building a Soup the Quick and Easy Way

Homemade soups are wonderful ~ I’d probably eat soup at least once a day if it was on hand! Lately, I’ve been experimenting with building homemade-like soup from store-bought ingredients, leftovers and resources already in the kitchen cab – kinda like a Sandra Lee Semi-Homeade approach!

►For example, I’m serving chicken soup and buttered bread this evening. Here’s what I’m combining for the soup:

leftover baked chicken breasts and rice

32 oz container chicken broth + one 32 oz can water

26 oz can cream of chicken soup

1 can kernel corn, with juices

12 or so baby carrots, diced

►Now what? Just put it all in a big stockpot and heat til boiling. Butter your bread and there ya go!

pics 001Do you like to make soup? Any other shortcut ideas for me?

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Hugs & Yums, Laurie


  1. Yummy! Thanks for sharing and for letting everyone know about the giveaway!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  2. Laurie, This is a genius recipe! I love "quick and easy but tastes like you've fussed all day".
    What about trading out the cream of chicken soup for cheese soup and adding a can of rinsed black beans and a taco seasoning packet. And putting crushed tortillas on the top~ Mexican chicken soup!
    This is FUN! I can think of so many combinations that would taste great. And adding things like tortelini, macaroni, and canned chili to make even more options.
    I am so glad to stop by, I just got so inspired!
    Kudos to you!

  3. Thanks again for sharing your recipe with Tuesday Tastes! People's Choice Award Polls are open now, come vote for your favorite!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy


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