a "been-there" mom of six offers encouragement
to wives, young mothers, and those not so young,
and simple common-sense approaches to
the "ings" of life:
child-rearing (hints and helps), homemaking (all areas),
cooking (simple, cheap, and do-it-yourself)
making (toys and gifts), preparing (for the unexpected),
maintaining (sanity and peace in this increasingly crazy world) and more---
all aspects of making the most of making do on little---
and having fun in the process.

Monday, February 6, 2012

QUICK and Zesty 5-Can Soup

Crock Pot or Not ---- Your choice!
Degree of "Heat" ---- Your choice!
Number of Servings ---- Your choice!

Healthy, Hearty, Low-Cal and Foolproof!

But I don't want to over-sell it!

1. Start with one each of the five pictured cans (15-16 ounces each).

2. Empty each, including their liquid into a pot or crock pot. (If using a crock pot -- you can cook it on high or low --whatever works for you.)

3. Add about 1/4 cup salsa --- more or less --- to taste.

4. Stir in 1 Tablespoon white sugar.

When ready to serve, ladle into bowls and top each as desired. Suggestions include: broken tortilla chips, grated cheese, sour cream, and/or ranch dressing. You can also add a brick of cream cheese when the soup is hot, and just a few minutes before serving, so it can melt.

Great for a crowd!

Easily increase number of servings by adding more cans to the pot!

Terrific reheated!

Thanks to Heidi for this great recipe.

'til we eat again,
           Simply, Gail

1 comment:

Norm and Heather said...

Great idea -- this could be done with meatless chili and be a great vegetarian meal!