The Simple Joy of Surviving The End-Of-Winter Blahs By Souping Up Your Meals
Presented by Campbell’s® Chunky® Soup
May I be the first to admit that I’m a fiend for quick and easy meals. I live pretty far away from a grocery store, which in New York location terms is a big frigging deal. That’s why I always have a bunch of cans of Campbell’s Chunky Classic Chicken Noodle Soup in my cabinets – which you can conveniently find at most corner markets and grocery stores around the city.
Grabbing a few of my favorite flavors of Campbell’s soup at a time feels like I’m doing my future self a huge service because in the boring months I crave nothing but hearty, filling meals that take little to no effort. So, in short, soup.
I also tend to underestimate how long it will take me to get places (thanks NYC subway!) so by the time I get home from work I am utterly starving. No matter how long and meeting-filled my day was, at least I know I have an array of meals that didn’t cost $15+ in takeout waiting for me at home. When you’re sludging through the rain, dreaming of the moment you can take off your work appropriate clothes and feel the divine ecstasy that are sweatpants, plus devour a massive bowl of soup that isn’t going to pack on the pounds—that’s all the ingredients you need for a delightful (and Netflix and chill) night.
For all the reasons above and more, that’s why I always have a bunch of cans of Campbell’s Chunky Classic Chicken Noodle Soup on hand to eradicate meal prep altogether, or to use as a time saving base for more elaborate meals. Plus, as someone with little cabinet space to spare, they’re easy to stack and store.
As a quick meal example—sometimes you just want some comfort food. You can make an easy pub-style chicken pot-pie by buying a crust at the store and filling it with the noodles, carrots, and chicken from a can of Campbell’s Classic Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup. If you need to use up more of a rotisserie chicken, tear some off and dump it in to amp up the protein or add frozen peas and carrots to punch it up.
Or just serve as is—the hearty portions of chicken and vegetables help stave off pre-spring doldrums and cold weather dread.
While we’re on the topic of protein, I also really enjoy the Campbell’s Chunky Sirloin Burger with Country Vegetables. When it’s freezing out I crave more substantial meals, and this soup hits all the right notes thanks to the winning combination of chunks of sirloin burger paired with veggies.
When all is said and done, time is precious and making meals requires effort. I only have the emotional bandwidth to do so many things on top of a packed work and social schedule, and knowing I can pop soup in the microwave for a good, quick meal makes life just that much easier.
I leave you with the rallying cry of our generation: Send Classic Chicken Noods.