January 27, 2009
How many of you remember your mom or dad opening a can of Campbell's vegetable soup for you when you were little? I still vividly remember the sound of the can opener popping the top off, seeing the orange grease on the inside rim of the can and watching it plop it into the soup pot to be heated. Minutes later I would be swirling my spoon in the soup trying to figure out which letter or number was which and trying to eat (or save, depending on the day) my favorites. I also remember actually finding it to be "fun food".
Well, no more Campbell's for me, thank you very much. Just look at the side of the can and look at all of those unnecessary ingredients. I can't even pronounce half of them! Surprise, surprise, I make my own, especially since this recipe takes no time to prepare, freezes beautifully and is perfect on cold winter nights. It's also a great choice when you're trying to get your kids to eat vegetables, but they're being resistant. I find soup in general to be a great way to get kids to eat and alphabet soup is especially fun for them because they can actually learn and participate in their meal. Kenya is just shy of 2 years old and can't spell yet, but he definitely took notice of all those recognizable letters that he's used to seeing in his books. He chugged this yummy soup like it was a glass of water. Need I say more!