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Old 01-18-2017, 11:06 PM   #41
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Lol, I seem to have always lived near a ShopRite as well.

(sung to the tune of Offenbach's Orpheus to the Underworld - The Can Can song)

Now, Shop Rite does the can-can
Selling lots of brands of everything in

‘Cans.’ Cans!
Today, it’s great to save some cash
So go to ShopRite’s Can Can Bash

From applesauce to zucchini,
It's a ShopRite spending spree!
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:13 AM   #42
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Many times Ill take an udon noodle soup ( which is one of those premade , add water, flavor packet and the noodles) , In addition, Ill toss in a few vegetable dumplings, tofu, bok toy, bamboo shoots, dried shiitake and tree ear mushrooms, splash of sesame oil, and Im good to go. So I go both ways as well
Hey Larry, when using up all that tomato soup, don't forget the American Classic. Tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:27 PM   #43
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Canned soups are a great base to use for the start of a casserole or a lot of other dishes. I just have to be careful using them even just as soup. They are very high in sodium. So I read the back label first.
Addie is right - it's important to watch the amount of sodium. For that and other reasons, I like Amy's, Wolfgang Puck, Pacific, and other higher-end soups.

Here's my list of additions for canned / boxed soups:

Chicken, turkey soup
Sage
Majoram
Thyme
Rosemary
Dash dry vermouth


Butternut squash
Nutmeg
Cloves
Creme fraiche
Bourbon
Cognac
Pumpkin seeds
Pecan pieces
Sage
Pine nuts, toasted


Mushroom / onion
Dry vermouth
Thyme
Leek slices
Dash Worcestershire
Straw mushrooms
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:37 AM   #44
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Campbell’s has a website devoted to exactly this question. You should check it out they have opened my eyes to cooking with tomato soup lol
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:09 AM   #45
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Campbell’s has a website devoted to exactly this question. You should check it out they have opened my eyes to cooking with tomato soup lol
Karen makes her chili with tomato soup. There are no tomato products in mine and no beans either.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:02 AM   #46
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How do you make chilli with no tomato or beans? If you say you add fish I’m out that’s not chilli lol
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:57 AM   #47
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How do you make chilli with no tomato or beans? If you say you add fish I’m out that’s not chilli lol
In some regional cuisines, putting beans and tomato in chili is just not done.

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Try switching to Progresso soups, then you won't have to doctor them up.
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:04 PM   #49
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In some regional cuisines, putting beans and tomato in chili is just not done.

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I've heard all my adult life that real Texas chili never has beans. But, Just about everybody I know puts beans in their homemade chili. Some kind of tomato product, too.

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I use a lot more canned/boxed stocks/broths than I do packaged soups. I just don't want to take the time to make my own stocks, when I'm already happy with what I can buy. Now that I am older, and take meds for my blood pressure, I get low sodium products when available.

I can make a soup from store-boght stock/broth pretty easily, and cheaply. It is especially frugal if you are in a clean-out-the fridge mode. Leftovers are great for soups.

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