Food for Thought – January 27, 2015

Would you believe that the first month of 2015 is almost over? Of course here in Ohio it is still cold and blustery.

The Campbell’s cookbook, Cooking With Soup revised in 1972 has some great, quick, easy recipes.

Rosy Chili and Beef Soup

1/2 lb. ground beef

2 Tbsp. chopped onion

1 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. butter or margarine

1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed tomato soup

1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed beef soup

1-1/2 soup cans water

Combine beef, onion, chili powder and salt; shape into twelve small meatballs. In saucepan, brown meatballs in butter. Add soups and water. Heat; stir often.

Serves: 4.

Old-Fashioned Vegetable-Bacon Soup

3 slices bacon

1/4 cup green pepper strips

1/8 tsp. tarragon leaves, crushed

1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed old fashioned vegetable soup

1 soup can of water

In saucepan, cook bacon until crisp; remove and crumble. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. drippings. Cook green pepper with tarragon in drippings until tender. Add soup and water. Heat; stir now and then. Garnish with bacon.

Serves: 2-3.

Tuna Potato Chowder

2 slices bacon

1/4 cup chopped onion

2 Tbsp. chopped green pepper

1 can (10-1/2 oz.) condensed cream of potato soup

1/2 soup can milk

1/2 soup can water

1 can (7 oz.) tuna, drained and flaked

Dash mace

In saucepan, cook bacon until crisp; remove and crumble. Pour off all but 2 Tbsp. drippings. Cook onion and green pepper in drippings until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Heat; stir now and then. Garnish with bacon.

Serves: 3.

Split Pea and Tomato

1 can (11-1/4 oz.) condensed split pea with ham soup

1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed tomato soup

1 cup milk

1 cup water

Blend soups. Gradually stir in milk and water. Heat; stir often.

Serves: 4 to 6.

This last thought is an Arabian proverb.

A friend is one

to whom one may pour out

all the contents of one’s heart,

chaff and grain together,

Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it,

Keep what is worth keeping,

and with a breath of kindness

blow the rest away.

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Until next time,

Ellie