Searching for Instant GratificationSoups / January 22, 2016
You may have noticed I’ve been on a bit of a ready-made binge. I don’t know why other than I’ve been in a hurry the last few nights to sate our collective appetites. I clearly wanted DINNER. RIGHT. NOW. That’s why my quick soup starts with a box of Beef flavored Rice-A-Roni and gets all tender and yummy in a matter of about 30 minutes. Once in awhile it just makes sense to think fast.
Let’s break this down for a moment so you know I haven’t sold my soul to a large food conglomerate. I think cooking every meal with processed food is akin to taking a blow-up doll on a date: It looks good from the outside but what does it say about you when it’s time for meaningful conversation? (My sincerest apologies go out to all of you who perhaps have taken a polymer based companion as your significant other. Didn’t mean to step on your toes, or your air pump…) However! For those of you who always reach for processed food as your base, please listen!!!! It is so danged fun when you experiment! And your body will thank you.
So, given that this recipe is a bit of both processed and from-scratch food, I submit this is my way to bridge a gap between us. Please, start coming out of the dark and into the light. Try a little instant with a little slow; a bit of off-the-shelf with a little from-the-garden. I think you’ll find it’s worth it.
In the meantime — soup’s on!!!!