Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Did you buy a bunch of Progresso soups?

So, if you bought a bunch of Progresso soups on an Albertsons deal a few weeks ago, I discovered a way to use them. Of course, with if you are like me with couponing, sometimes the selection isn't the greatest by the time I get to the sale, but it's still such a good deal that I can't pass it up.

Hence, the "Flaming" Cheetos that I got for 29 cents that no one will eat. Anyone in need ?

This was the case with the Progresso Chicken Corn Chowder. Not the yummiest on its own, but would still taste good if you were starving. Anyway, I have a lot of Chicken Corn Chowders.

Last night for dinner I went to make "Cowboy Spuds" (basically browned hamburger in cream of chicken soup, on top of baked potatoes, loaded with other toppings) as my mom used to call them for dinner. But, alas I discovered that I was out of cream of chicken soup. Instead of reaching for the frozen pizza or heading to Arby's, I decided to see what I could do with this soup as a subsitute for cream of chicken.

First, I browned a combination of ground hamburger and turkey (that is the only way my husband will eat turkey). Browned sausage would probably work well too. Then I whipped up some cream cheese with my hand-mixer and added the soup to this and heated through. Then I added the cooked meat. (If you are vegatable puree hider, this is great place to add pureed cauiflower)

Put this sauce on top of baked potatoes, and add your favorite toppings (cheese, bacon bits, butter, etc.) All of my kids ate this up and I was so happy to find a way to use these soups. I think this would work well with any cream-based soups. It might also work for a stroganoff substitute on noodles or pasta.
I know-it's not a "pretty" food but it tasted good. All of my kids ate it up.

1 comment:

  1. Obviously we grew up in the same neighborhood... eating COWBOY SPUDS!!! Mmmmmmmm..... we still eat them in my house too!

    Yummy looking recipe! Thanks for sharing!


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