Survival Saturday – Cheese & Broccoli Soup Mix


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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:



Nutritional Info:



Things Needed:

8 Cups of water

1 package Cheese & Broccoli Soup Mix


Optional Items:


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.


Boule Bread, looks like some kind of wierd anime hat!


That plate is approximately 10in (25cm) across, to give you some scale


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.


Lessons Learned:

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.




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27 thoughts on “Survival Saturday – Cheese & Broccoli Soup Mix

  1. That looks pretty tasty! I love pretty much anything with cheese. Getting survival food for long term storage here in the UK is tough as Mountain House is no longer on our Amazon. Need to start finding a supplier somewhere!

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  2. YouKneeK says:

    Hmmm, that one doesn’t look too bad! A little light on the broccoli maybe? As for the added “something” to make it thicker… crickets? 😉

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  3. I was confused there for a second, like why would you add Pina Colada into soup? 😝

    The bread bowl probably makes it even better! I personally love broccoli-cheese soup, so would give this a try as well.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Hahahahaa! After reading this comment I went and re-read the post and I can totally see why you thought that. Definitely a poor choice of wording on my part 😀

      Mrs B picked up an extra boule bread so I’m thinking of filling that one with some homemade chili I have in the freezer. Sometimes I think I like the “idea” of bread bowls more than the reality :-/ They’re a real mess to finish off sometimes…

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  4. Norrie says:

    Oh yummm. I like soup served in a bread. Very handy 😀
    Also, if you hadn’t put the description, i wouldn’t have figured out that thing was the bread. I thought it was a weird grilled chicken butt… 😀

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Yeah, it is the weirdest looking bread we’ve ever bought. I considered putting the pointy part of the bread on my head as a hat but then realized I actually wanted to eat my food, not play with it 😀

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  5. saloni says:

    Looks pretty good but I don’t like cheese (except on pizza). Love the bread bowls–must have saved time with the washing up. 🙂

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  6. Well this doesn’t sound too bad- even if it was a little bland.

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  7. Well, it looks delicious at least! I can see it being a bit bland though, but the sharp cheddar probably worked wonders. And that fall picture looks a lot like the road into my neighborhood. The leaves changed late this year, but within a week they’ve all lost their green and over the next week or so I expect we’ll be doing a LOT of raking.

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  8. I like the idea of the bread as a soup plate, it seems to make all the difference in the presentation, and I guess it must do the same for the flavor… 🙂

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  9. Soup in bread… That’s something I’ve never tried actually… And just thinking about it makes me fear about soup somehow going through it, burning its way out ahahh But it does sounds pretty cool though! 😮

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  10. pcbushi says:

    Yesssss. Do more of these!

    I finally got one of those little gas cookers together with some fuel canisters, since in a survival situation we probably wouldn’t have any power. Still need to test it, though.

    Also that bread bowl looks really good and now I’m hungry.

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  11. savageddt says:

    Ive never seen bread like that in my life, neither soup served in bread like that. That looks delicious. Great post once again.

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  12. […] Survival Saturday came back and while not a smashing success with only an “OK” Broccoli & Cheese soup, neither did we feel like it was something we’d trade to other Survivors of the Coming Apocalypse. […]


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