Every holiday I scour the grocery stores in New Mexico for one thing; Desert Garden items. In the past, I’ve been known to stock up and stuff my suitcase with these:
A dry soup mix that will bring all the tastes of the Southwest to my East coast kitchen! I’ve also tried their Beer bread mix, dips and salsas; I love it ALL. My poor friends have been subjected to the mouth-burning meals, as I sit completely content with my green chile fix!
Now it’s not so uncommon for me to find a restaurant or grocery store that offers up something similar (i.e. the 505 Sauce, whose discovery in the stores here made my heart skip a beat). But, that doesn’t mean I don’t covet these little treasures just as much! My brother & sister-in-law gave D & I a package FULL of them, and I couldn’t have been more excited to make a dent in the stash.
What goes with creamy potato soup? Cornbread, of course.
The soup: just add water! It boils for ~35 minutes.
Aside from the occasional bowl of chili, this has become my winter-dinner favorite. It reminds me home, it has all the flavors I crave (savory & spicy) and it warms me up, every time.
What has been your favorite meal as of late? You’ll be seeing a few more of these beauties; each box makes ~6 servings, and we have three different soups! Obviously I’m elated by this – D’s tastebuds? They’re in for a surprise.