I love soup. A lot.
But I am not a soup maker. Good soup seems difficult to make and it kind of eludes me (My MIL says making soup is not hard, but this is a woman who makes pies by the hundreds - literally. She can also make gravy. Therefore, her "not hard" conclusion isn't so believable after all.)
I did make some really good potato soup once, but I don't think it counts since I was trying to make mashed potatoes and I just forgot to drain the water. Do accidents count when cooking?
On to the point (yes, I have one).
As I scoured the kitchen to find something besides pork and beans to eat tonight (my 8 year old wouldn't have complained if we had beans, but my palette required something a little more sophisticated), I was discouraged by lacking ingredients right and left.
Then I saw the can of potato soup. And the box of cornbread.
I can make some mean cornbread - just ask the 8 year old.
I made that potato soup (not as good as my MIL's, but still good!) and whipped up the cornbread, and you know what? It was a really yummy rainy day dinner.
Maybe next time I'll attempt some soup from scratch. Maybe. Campbell's is pretty good, after all.....
Am I the only one intimidated by soup and chowder and bisque?