My local store had Bear Creek dehydrated soups on sale. I bought a couple of each flavor. I like to get foods and try them out before I order a case online. I cooked up some cheesy potato soup…oh MY!!!
This soup was a HUGE hit with my family. Everyone was raving. Boil water and dump in packet. Stir. One son described it as liquid scalloped potatoes. I would highly recommend this flavor!! This company makes so many flavors and they really are all quite good. I am a prepper at heart, but I am also a busy mom, and these soups are so nice to have on hand for a quick supper or a lazy weekend day when everyone is hungry but no one wants to get out of jammies for the day.
We have such a busy schedule that part of prepping for me is preparing ahead, so my family can have some down time each weekend. People get so busy that they don’t take the time to recharge. It is important to have good healthy meals at home. It is also important to be able to feed your family quickly and easily, so it is less stress on mom.
I will mention some of my family’s favorites…just to whet your appetite!
- Darn Good Chili– This is a great basic chili that you can cook up serve with grated cheese and chopped onion and POOF you are done…or you can doctor it up with some leftovers in your frig. I have thrown the leftover burger, the limp half onion, and the sad smig of tomato juice no one drank, and made it all disappear into delicious chili that everyone loves! I have thrown in some extra beans and peppers to fill it out, because I had company coming and nothing thawed to feed that many.
- Vegetable Beef-Again a favorite because of it’s versatility. It is fine as a stand alone quickie meal, but it is even better if you use it as a base. So many people are afraid of making homemade soups because of the flavoring. These soups take that away. They are well seasoned. You can easily add more water and veggies to stretch it out into a stewpot full and still have a good flavor. Might need a little garlic, salt and pepper…but everything needs more garlic!
- Chicken Noodle-This soup is sooooo good on a cold day when you are feeling yucky. I don’t know why…but chicken noodle is the best comfort food. This has lovely wide noodles. If you like more broth, just add more water. Easy to make when cold medicine is addling your brain.
- Sante Fe Chipotle– This is another family favorite! My kids like a little spice…and this delivers. It’s not crazy hot, but it has a little kick and good flavors.
These soups are all good and require a minimum of ingredients. Most do require a meat to be added. I usually either add some leftovers that are already cooked or a can of roast beef or chicken. It keeps the meal inexpensive and fast. Most canned meats taste fine in a dish, but can have a soft texture for stand alone eating. This is a great way to utilize them.
I really hope you give Bear Creek soups a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with all the soups and the time you save in cooking and dishes.