Wednesday, September 12, 2007

In the Fall, I'm a Better Cook

I LOVE fall and winter cooking. Anything that can be completed in one pot is a winner in my book. Can we just serve soup every night?

Well, thanks to Leslie @ Lux Venit, now you can. She's hosting a Recipe Round-Up, so head over there and find some new recipes for the upcoming season. Here's my ULTRA-GOURMET contribution. Seriously, this recipe is one of my most requested. (YES, people have requested my recipes, which never fails to amuse me.) Why? Because you can keep the ingredients in your pantry for those nights when you have absolutely no time to cook anything. You can make it without meat, so there is no thinking ahead or "Shoot! I forgot to get the meat out of the freezer this morning!" regret. This one was a really big hit among my co-workers when I worked full-time. I have literally had people call my house around 5:00pm asking about "my soup" because they had no time to do anything else for supper and remembered that I had this little winner up my sleeve.

Enough talking--thanks to my Aunt Lou for this recipe, although she did not write it.

Soup for a Group (otherwise known as 1-2-3 Soup)

3 cans your favorite brand Minestrone soup (I used Campbell's Select)
2 cans tomatoes (I use 1 can plain diced tomatoes and 1 can of Ro-Tel Milder because I HATE those big blobs of stewed tomatoes in my soup)
1 can Ranch Style Beans

Heat and serve. I am not kidding. Did I tell you it's easy? It tastes SO good, too. You can brown 1 pound of meat and toss it in too if you are way ahead of yourself that day.

Now head over to Leslie's blog and get some REAL recipes. I've given you all I have.


  1. Wonderful, a 1 2 3 soup! I love this kind of fall back in my cupboard. Thanks for sharing...

  2. Minestrone is one of my absolute favorites!!!

  3. Okay, I am going to try this because I am all about easy. :) Thanks!


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