Here is the truth about my cooking. I didn’t think I was a great cook. I could do the basics and had maybe a half a dozen go-to recipes, besides grilling chicken, burgers and an occasional steak. My mom had worked at her pottery full time since I was young, and didn’t get a microwave until I was in my late 20’s, married off and long gone. I know she had a pressure cooker, but no slow cooker, and would rather be playing in the mud instead of stirring a pot of soup on the stove all day. In the 50’s and 60’s opening a can of tomato soup and making grilled cheese was a quick dinner, and bigger meals like pot roast or roasted chicken was saved for Sunday dinners. We hardly ever went out to dinner, and Mom saved every morsel of leftovers in custard cups. These were usually brought out on Thursday or Friday evenings and everyone chose their favorite leftover 1/2 cup of frozen peas, corn or ugh, lima beans. Can anyone else in their early 60’s relate?
I did not have any experience with soups until Pinterest provided a wealth of good looking dinner recipes shared by everyday cooks and pinners across America. It was a new frontier! This delightful soup is courtesy of Jen at CarlsbadCravings. Thank you! The soup was so good that I thought I couldn’t have made it. Rich and creamy like a good baked potato loaded with cheese, onion, broccoli, garlic, carrots, corn, bacon and shredded chicken. It was awesome. My secret ingredient is my sons spice blend called Spiceé Gourmet Chicken Cluck seasoning blend. I love that I can use one of the Spiceé blends which produces a full flavor without having to mess around with opening 8-10 bottles of individual spices. Check out our Spiceé Gourmet seasoning blend selections here. For the recipe click HERE.