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Holy smokes, the last Survival Saturday post was WAY BACK IN MAY!!!!!! Welp, the cold is here so the food is coming back.
Here’s a picture of today. Looks nice doesn’t it? What you can’t see is that this was the one 30minute period during daylight that it wasn’t pouring like the second Flood was coming.
It was a soup and bread kind of evening by the time we both got home. So we chose Legacy’s Cheese and Broccoli Soup Mix with homemade bread bowls. Plus some stuff.
Ingredients & Allergens:
8 Cups of water
1 package Cheese & Broccoli Soup Mix
Boule Bread cut into bread bowls
New York extra sharp cheddar cheese
Shot of Bang, pina colada flavor
Very easy to prepare. The whisk worked wonders and since this wasn’t a real heavy or thick soup, it just flowed together. It reminded me almost of a white sauce. Mrs B said it reminded her of an alfredo sauce. I think that’s a pretty good comparison.
The boule bread was easy to cut and it scooped right out. It is tough to see the soup inside it, as they’re both pretty creme colored.
I had cut up the cheese into small pieces and added it to mine. Even though this is pretty high in sodium, it is not salty tasting and rather bland. The sharp cheddar gave it a much needed dose of flavor.
Mrs B said it needed a little something to make it thicker. Maybe some kind of vegetables? Rice or potato would also have worked as a good filler if we weren’t using a bread bowl. Other than that, she was happy to eat it out of the bread bowl and used the scooped out bread as a dipper.
I had a little tiny bowl of the stuff by itself and it was decent. Warm and much thicker than say a campbell’s condensed soup. The cheese made a huge difference in the bread bowl and I was happy to just eat the remnants of the bread bowl by dipping it into the pot of soup and finishing it off that way.
The pina colada Bang, while my favorite, was a mistake. It was just too different and after 1 drink I just put it aside. I’m wondering if the Lemon Drop Bang would have suited it better, as that flavor is just a tiny bit bitter and would have made the blandness of the soup more palatable.
Overall, we both were satisfied with what we ate while not being ecstatic. The portions were once again HUGE and for 2 people really bordered on just too much. We didn’t end up eating the whole package even though we at it twice. There was that much.