Monday, November 19, 2012

Kick the Can :)



I grew up living on a cul-de-sac. I think if every house was on one, we would have less people joining gangs and serving time in jail. There just is something about being able to walk out your front door and have your very own baseball field on your street. The kids in my neighborhood would gather in the middle of our circle and organize kick soccer, hide-n-seek, and red rover all without ever having to send a single text. My absolute favorite game to play was kick the can. We would play it for hours on a long summer night. My parents did not really need to worry about our safety, and we enjoyed doing what kids should be doing – running around outside.  

Today I am offering a suggestion to kick the can for the environment and quite possibly your waist line too. If you have ever opened a can of Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup and wished you had a less fatty alternative, well I have it and am willing to share. 



Cream of Chicken Soup Base

2 2/3 cups nonfat powdered milk
1 1/2 cups flour
6 Tablespoons chicken soup base
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 cup butter

Mix all dry ingredients with a wire whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender. Store in refrigerator.
Mix 3/4 cup soup base with 1 1/2 cups water. Cook over medium heat until thickened.
Use in place of a can of cream of chicken soup in your favorite recipes.

Author’s Note: Being as this blog was not created with political intentions, and since too many posts have been directly related to politics recently, I was writing simply about a recipe to improve health and the environment. However, when I typed “kick the can” into Google search today, in order to find a cute illustration to accompany my post, the result offered some rather funny political cartoons, and because I am weak, I just could not resist. So, if you are tired of politics, you have my permission to skip the following cartoon. And we will still be friends. :)


3 comments:

Holly Strong said...

I am a little confused, forgive me, but what is the 6 TBSP chicken soup base?

Alison said...

Chicken soup base is similar to bouillon. I use it to flavor many of my soups. I buy a large container at Kitchen Kneads. You could always use bouillon if you couldn't get any soup base. I think it would work the same. And sorry for taking so long to reply. I guess I am a slacker. :(

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