On my last trip to Costco I picked up aÂ large package of Campbell’s Healthy Select – Italian style wedding soup. Ignoring a pet peeve of mine about eating what amounts to celebration food everyday. I like Italian wedding soup, meatballs, little pieces of pasta, broth, cilantro, whatever else is in it… what could be better. Well ‘choice’ you make in being healthy seems to be abandoning your taste buds in favor of your waistline. But I’ve discovered the universal equalizer in diet food, Sriracha hot sauce. This bland healthy soup not becomes a blazing hot pho-like soup.
As for those little guys in the background… Well I’d like to tell you that I had some grand master plan for those. But really it’s that I started cooking the hot dogs when I realized that I didn’t have any buns. But like most great discoveries in human eating, this has brought a great advancement in man-food. I have discovered a way to eat a hot dog on a piece of bread without it rolling off or the bottom of the bread cracking. I know, just let that sink in for a while. All you have to do to recreate this einstein moment is… put the bread on aÂ plate, then the hot dogs on it, then balance a slice of cheese on it. microwave for 30-45 seconds. the cheese glues the dogs to the bread, wrapping them in a delicious blanket of security.
Schu-Review : 4 out of 5 Schus
This is what happens when you leave me to make my own dinner. I fear for my future children when Laurel leaves me home with them for the night. They had better get used to spicy things!
- Half an onion – chopped into long stringy onions.
- Half of what I thought was a cucumber but turned out to be a zuccinni.
- A big head of broccoli.
- a quarter of a red pepper.
- a cup of jalapenos from the pepper bar at Quiznos.
- 15 frost encrusted shrimp from the freezer.
- a pho seasoning packet.
- 2 packages ramen noodles.
- soy sauce.
- sriracha hot sauce.
- hoisin sauce.
- salt and pepper.
- have a glass of wine.
- with new super-sharp wedding registry knives, cut up all vegetables into edible sized chunks.
- put in to the biggest clean pot that you can find.
- fill pot with water.
- throw in the pho seasoning bag.
- get another glass of wine.
- Sit down and finish watching an episode of “The League” .
- forget about soup.
- remember that you are cooking dinner in the other room and run back in there.
- put in ramen noodles, shrimp, hot sauce, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper
- put in a couple big scoops of honey, because you have way too much honey around the house.
- let simmer for 10 minutes.
- realize that all the bowls are dirty and aren’t big enough anyway, so get out a smaller pot and eat out of that.
- burn mouth on lava-hot soup.