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Old 08-18-2014, 11:00 AM   #41
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If you ever win the lottery you're welcome to come and stay with me and let me show you round the country.
Thank you. I have always had a secret love affair with the UK. I think it all started when I was learning about all of your history in school. One year I started a project where I went to the library and took out a book on William the Conquer and followed the succession up to Queen Elizabeth II. We can skip London. It is your countryside and small villages that fascinate me.
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You should really have a grilled cheese sandwich with that mug of tomato soup. In my part of the world, it is almost sinful to just have one and not the other.
First, you have to like tomato soup. Never EVER could like it. Growing up Catholic when you never ate meat on any Fridays, tomato soup and something was in the monthly rotation. Put cream in it, add macaronis to it...I don't care, it's still tomato soup.

Silly, I know, but my "I need comforting" food when things get really bad is a bowl of (equally yucky, some of you will say) Campbell's cream of mushroom soup. The "improved" version they came out with a few years back isn't as rich tasting, but making it with all milk is much better than the can's suggestion of water or half milk/half water. Sometimes I even sub part of the milk with half-and-half.
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:42 PM   #43
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First, you have to like tomato soup. Never EVER could like it. Growing up Catholic when you never ate meat on any Fridays, tomato soup and something was in the monthly rotation. Put cream in it, add macaronis to it...I don't care, it's still tomato soup.

Silly, I know, but my "I need comforting" food when things get really bad is a bowl of (equally yucky, some of you will say) Campbell's cream of mushroom soup. The "improved" version they came out with a few years back isn't as rich tasting, but making it with all milk is much better than the can's suggestion of water or half milk/half water. Sometimes I even sub part of the milk with half-and-half.
My favorite Campbell's soup is Chicken Noodle Soup. But for cream soups, it has to be with milk only. Even for their tomato soup. No water here.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:38 PM   #44
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First, you have to like tomato soup. Never EVER could like it...

The first time I tasted tomato soup, I was a teenager. It was Campbell's tomato soup. I hated it. Still do.

Then one day, about a dozen years ago, I saw Jacques Pepin make a quick tomato soup on one of his cooking shows. I made it and really like it.
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Although Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup is immensely popular here in UK, I used to like it more than I do now. My tastes have become more refined (or changed) since it feels like there is far too much sugar in it. I still quite like the tang it has though.

The same with their baked beans but I am glad to see they now do a selected range of baked beans with less salt and sugar. A welcome improvement.


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First, you have to like tomato soup. Never EVER could like it. Growing up Catholic when you never ate meat on any Fridays, tomato soup and something was in the monthly rotation. Put cream in it, add macaronis to it...I don't care, it's still tomato soup.

Silly, I know, but my "I need comforting" food when things get really bad is a bowl of (equally yucky, some of you will say) Campbell's cream of mushroom soup. The "improved" version they came out with a few years back isn't as rich tasting, but making it with all milk is much better than the can's suggestion of water or half milk/half water. Sometimes I even sub part of the milk with half-and-half.
CG, you are the first person I've ever known to actually have a bowl of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup! I have used it for cooking, but it just never occurred to me, guess I'll have to try it. I adore my own homemade Cream of Mushroom soup though, with a touch of Sherry.
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CG, you are the first person I've ever known to actually have a bowl of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup! I have used it for cooking, but it just never occurred to me, guess I'll have to try it. I adore my own homemade Cream of Mushroom soup though, with a touch of Sherry.
All of my family loves Cream of Mushroom Soup. We love it with croutons. I have often served it as a snack at night. I always had supper on the table by 5. So a late night snack of soup around 8 p.m. was not unusual. Specially in the winter when it would be so cold outside.
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CG, you are the first person I've ever known to actually have a bowl of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup! I have used it for cooking, but it just never occurred to me, guess I'll have to try it. I adore my own homemade Cream of Mushroom soup though, with a touch of Sherry.

Really, Kayelle! I love it as soup too, add an extra can of mushrooms and their liquid, along with a drop or two of sherry. Milk or half and half. Lots of fresh ground pepper, and saltines.

I make some pretty good mushroom soup from scratch as well, but it's nice to have the base ready in the cabinet!
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When I ate Campbell's soups, I loved the cream of mushroom and cream of celery. On the other hand, the tomato soup . It took me years to figure out that tomato soup could taste good, just not the stuff out of a can.
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Really, Kayelle! I love it as soup too, add an extra can of mushrooms and their liquid, along with a drop or two of sherry. Milk or half and half. Lots of fresh ground pepper, and saltines.

I make some pretty good mushroom soup from scratch as well, but it's nice to have the base ready in the cabinet!
See, I learn another taste treat here every day!
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