Friday, October 29, 2010

A Ghoul Grubfest with Sorta Homemade Soup

Preview of the soup...

Have you ever heard that blessing?  "Rub a dub dub... thanks for the grub... Yay God!"  I have always despised that blessing.  I also really despise the word "grub."  It reminds me or worms, dirt, dirty little boys... all things that I am not really into.  (Good thing I ghave birth to a prissy little girl!)  But I have to use that word today because today at school we had a "Ghoul Grubfest."  This was basically our teacher Halloween "potluck" lunch.  Everyone brought in lots of yummy treats to share with everyone.  Don't you love a pot luck meal?  It's the only time you can eat an Asian salad, meatballs, vegetable soup, a cupcake, chicken wings, cheese cubes, and strawberries all on the same plate.  Now I am sitting here completely uncomfortable because I ate too much of way too many different things.... 

One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance of soups, stews, and comfort foods.  I think I could eat soup every day and be happy.  So that's what I decided to make for the "Grubfest."  I decided to do another "Sorta-Homemade" meal.   For those of you just joining me, "Sorta-Homemade" meals were inspired by Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade show on Food Network.  You can click the link on the right side to see more semi-homemade meals.

"Sorta-Homemade Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheddar Soup" is so easy, and it's very rich and filling.  It has the flavor of a restaurant soup, but probably half (or less) the fat and calories.  If you follow Weight Watchers, one cup of this soup is 4 points and this recipe makes 10 cups.  That's not TOO bad for a cream-based soup.  The hard part is stucking to the portion size!

Here's the recipe...

"Sorta Homemade Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheddar Soup"

1 pouch Bear Creek Broccoli Cheddar Soup Mix
5 cups frozen broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups chopped grilled (or baked or boiled) chicken breast
2/3 cup light sour cream
OPTIONAL: cheddar cheese, bacon pieces for garnish (not included in points values)

Place 10 cups of water in crock pot.  Add soup mix and stir.  Turn heat to high.  Allow soup to get very warm/hot.  Then, add the frozen broccoli and the chicken.  Allow to cook on high for 2 hours.  Before serving, mix in sour cream.  Garnish with shredded cheese, extra sour cream, bacon bits if desired.

How easy is that???  No one will ever know you started with a mix, I promise!

Ok, one last thing...

I just returned from the hair salon... and I made a change... what do you think I did?  Any guesses???

1 comment:

  1. Had your hair done a darker shade.....that is what my daughter-in-law did.


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