Transformations in the New Year

Food transformations, that is! 

If my readers are anything like me… sometimes, when you’re hungry you end up doing laps around the kitchen, looking in cupboards and the refrigerator as if something new may materialize after the door closes. 

This happened to me today.  I was on my lunch break for work and didn’t have a lot of time to make something and eat it before I had to be back to work.  Nothing looked particularly appetizing.  So I decided that I was going to take a few things that I had, and transform them into something else. 

Here is what I found….

1 can of  Chicken and Rice soup
1 can of store brand corn
Some milk (2%)
A little bit of flour
Some cheddar cheese
Some real bacon bits
Garlic Salt

Remembering a corn chowder recipe that turned out pretty well, I managed to apply some of the steps to turn this somewhat ordinary soup into something that appealed to my appetite.  I poured the soup and corn into a medium-sized soup pan and mixed them together and heat the mixture until it was warm.  Then I drained off about 1 cup of the liquid and added about 1 1/4 cup of milk.  I then mixed 2 tbsp of cold water with 2 1/2 tsp of all-purpose flour, and added that.  I heated to boiling, stirring occasionally.  Then I turned the heat down, and grated about 1  cup of cheddar cheese into the soup.  Then remove from heat, sprinkle w/ garlic salt to taste, add a few bacon bits.  And voila!  Not bad at all! 

I’m guessing this would work with different kinds of soups.  I would think chicken noodle would work okay too.  Chicken and rice just happens to be what I found in the cupboard.  But I really do think any sort of chicken soup with some veggies in it would turn out well.  Also, if you don’t want to add a whole can of corn, then don’t.  Do 1/2 or drain it so the liquid doesn’t go in if you want to.  The nice thing about cooking is that you can turn the food into something that appeals to your tastes.  Jason and I both liked how this turned out and it was fast and easy. 

Do you have any food transformations that you would like to share?  If so, feel free to do so in the comment section.  😀

3 thoughts on “Transformations in the New Year

  1. I do work from home. But I’m only allowed to be away from my phone for certain amounts of time while I’m on the clock. The phone has been ringing quite a bit today, so I wanted to make sure I had time to finish eating before I had to answer. It drives me crazy when people eat on the phone so I try not to do it to other people. lol

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