Hey, we talked about it before… No one, not two, but three times.
It’s finally here! Get an A-Maze Mug from Ci3!How cool is that? Each mug comes with a dry-erase marker so you can solve the maze, both in a nifty box covered in mazes!
More cool maze-related merch coming soon. What else would you like to see? Socks? Masks? T-shirts? Books? Puzzles? Mirrors? Tiles?
I haven’t ever done anything to make my mazes available for any kind of sale, so this is exciting to me. What do you think?
I am eternally grateful to Mike Copen for the nudge and the opportunity. It’s so cool for artists, designers, entrepreneurs, & creative types to support each other.
Of course, I think they’d make great gifts for friends, family, teachers, co-workers, or even anyone that may be hard to buy for. Who doesn’t like a nice warm beverage? Solving the maze with the dry erase marker is a good opportunity to kind of zone out in a zen-like state, to help you regain focus to start the day or even decompress at the end of a long day! I know that’s the drive behind drawing them.
These would be great for coffee, tea, hot cocoa, warm apple cider, ramen, or one of my soup recipes.
Please, share the link if you’re so inclined. I’d like to see how far these can go. Thanks in advance if you plan on making a purchase!
I’ve made a few different soups before, but never really tackled one with a creamy base. I like my soups pretty simple. I probably used more ingredients here than I needed to. Generally at this point with soups or chili, I just throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and see what happens. I read a few different recipes at the top of a Google search, and went from there. I am really bad at measuring stuff. I just throw in an eyeballed amount.
Tools you’ll definitely need:
1½ sticks of butter
¾ cup of flour
½ cup of shredded carrots
¼ cup of diced celery
½ Spanish onion
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
½ tsp. ground mustard
½ tsp. paprika
½ tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup buttermilk
32 oz. box of chicken stock
32 oz. box of chicken stock
32 oz. box of vegetable broth
2 bundles of fresh broccoli (chopped up into spoon-sized pieces)
¼ cup of bacon pieces
7 oz. block of extra sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
7 oz. block of white cheddar cheese (grated)
½ cup of parmesan cheese
1 lb. block of Velveeta (cut onto small chunks)
2 cup bag of shredded “mac & cheese blend” cheese
1 cup instant mashed potato flakes
Melt butter on medium heat in the bottom of your stock pot, add celery, carrots, onions, & sautée for a bit.
Mix spices with the flour, add to pot to make a roux and let it get a nice color brown.
Add minced garlic at the end… sometimes it burns easily.
Add 3 boxes of stock, then the buttermilk while it’s still cool to prevent curdling.
Add broccoli & bacon pieces, bring to a boil, simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Turn heat to low, stir in all that cheese.
Add mashed potato flakes to thicken. (I think I poured in a bit more buttermilk in here too.)
Obviously, you can use your preferred onions, cheeses, stock, etc. You could use heavy cream instead of buttermilk.
I would say next time I will make more roux & use one less box of broth for a thicker soup. Maybe a bullion cube would add flavor without the liquid? I could cook it longer to get it thicker too. I like a ridiculously thick soup.
I like to use beer in ham soup, I bet it would go great here. Maybe I could sub that & a bullion cube for a box of broth next time?
I read that the bagged pre-shredded cheese doesn’t melt as easily, but it seemed to incorporate just as well as the rest of the stuff.
So, that’s it. I would be very interested in your suggestions, tips, tricks, & “secrets” in the comments. Have you tried this recipe? Did you put your spin on it? Let me know in the comments.
I thought about putting this in a bread bowl, but I opted to make my take on ham & cheese oven sandwiches. Maybe I’ll get into baking next time, or just buy some bread bowls pre-made.
If you liked this recipe, maybe check out these ones:
The wife & daughter are under the weather so I offered to make some home made chicken-noodle soup. Not much is more of a classic and traditional comfort than chicken-noodle soup, right? Around here, the stuff like Eat ‘n Park serves is a comfort-food staple. I love those style noodles. I make soups slightly differently every time, but this seemed to come together quickly and it was very flavorful. I’d definitely do it this way again.
I posted photos to Facebook & Instagram, & thought I’d share the recipe here too. I like to have leftover soup. Here’s what I posted on social media, maybe slightly edited;
This was the cheater method, but these frozen noodles are awesome. I made A LOT of soup. Ha ha. This could easily be halved.
I started with grilling chicken tenders on the panini grill, added a pretty good amount of “rotisserie chicken” spices. Two competing name brands happened to be in the spice rack, so that’s what I used.
I sautéed some shredded carrots, half a Spanish onion, and some celery stalks in a few pats of butter on the bottom of the stock pot.
Then I added some minced garlic (yes, the stuff from a jar soaked in olive oil because I am lazy), & some fresh parsley from the garden. I didn’t measure any of it.
I also used poultry seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, white & black pepper, salt, & a shake of cayenne.
I de-glazed a bit with some chicken stock, then added the rest… 2 boxes of chicken stock, 1 box vegetable broth, 1 box low-sodium chicken broth (because vegetable broth usually has a much higher sodium content), 1 box bone broth. I ended up with 3 different name brands… just to get the mix of slightly different liquids.
I have used chicken bullion cubes in the past to save all kinds of money and use beer in my ham soups all the time.
I brought all that to a boil.
I added 2 bags of the frozen Reames egg noodles, the grilled chicken (that I cut up while it was boiling), and brought it back to a boil, simmered for about 20 minutes as per the directions on the noodles.
This almost overflowed my stock pot, but stirring kept it from boil over. Ha ha.
I have used regular dry noodles or Amish noodles, and even home-made noodles… but the Reaves ones really do taste fantastic and require zero work. Ha ha.
I like the taste of the grilled chicken in the soup. I left it just long enough to get grill lines. I have made it from scratch, using rotisserie chicken, made my own broth from a roasted chicken… I’d put this up against any of those methods and it’s super quick.
(Not-even-remotely-a-)Pro tip… For lunch the next day, all the noodles had soaked up all the liquid. Gonna put some chicken bullion cubes in some water in the stock pot, then add the soup to re-heat. It’s honestly good as-is re-heated in a bowl in the microwave.
If you make this, or your own version, tell me what you think in the comments! What are your favorite shortcuts for making tasty chicken noodle soup?
Someday I may try to make this (probably cut in half) in the pressure cooker, if I can get over how it wronged me on chili.
Stuff you need:
Stock pot (and a stove, too I guess.)
(2) small packs of chicken breast tenders
Extra Virgil Olive Oil (I keep some it in a spray bottle and use it to coat the grill)
Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning (or your favorite Season-Salt or Mrs. Dash’s or whatever) – I don’t measure, I just shake it on.
(3) pats of butter
(1) cup (ish) shredded carrots
(1) cup (ish) chopped celery
(½) Spanish onion (I think they’re sweeter than sweet onions, but you’re cooking, so use your favorite onion.)
(1) tsp. minced garlic (the lil’ stuff from jar, or be difficult & use fresh)
Fresh parsley – A small unmeasured & finely chopped bit, I pulled mine from the garden.
(2) 24 oz. bags of frozen egg noodles
(2) 32 oz. cartons chicken stock
(1) 32 oz. carton vegetable broth
(1) 32 oz. carton low-sodium chicken broth
(1) 32. oz. carton chicken bone broth
Spices, I don’t measure any of these… I just shake it in:
I won’t get into the COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus outbreak here, but if you’re bored in quarantine… remember you can do all of my mazes. It’d be cool if you finished one, posted on the social media platform of your choice & tagged me.
I need to put a maze on a guitar. I need to update photos of my collection. I want to catalog them here since the sites I have found to do it don’t really suit my needs. Add that to the endless list of unnecessary projects to be completed “someday.”
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We have gotten some great feedback so far, and I dig it!
I really appreciate Mike helping take my mazes to something other than doodles on paper piling up here at the house, or floating out there in the cyberspace ether unnoticed. Ha ha. I am unable to determine the correct path on how to go about making a book and if there would even be an audience for just mazes. I’m really not into making a theme other than “here are some mazes” outside the occasional inspiration for something else that’s goofy. (Or on something that’s goofy.)
This is one of my favorites. My grandma made it a lot when I was growing up. I have my own variation.
Ham, Green Bean, & Potato Soup
Mine includes beer. Grandma made it every once in a while with cabbage. I suppose you could add carrots and/or onions. Maybe garbanzi beans too? Becky the awesome cook at camp makes it with noodle-style dumplings (I did try it that way once too), and some people make it wholly and horribly incorrectly with a creamy soup base. I have no idea why you would do that to this meal.
I don’t know what to call this. We always just called it “ham, beans, and potatoes” which is somewhat cumbersome… and could be about 4,000,000,000 other soups. In fact, I don’t even know if this is a soup or a stew. Both? Neither? What is the difference, anyway?
A lot of the time this would be made with leftover ham from Christmas, Easter, or whenever. When the hankering strikes now, I go to ham steaks with the little bone in. I don’t have a strict recipe, it’s more of a method.
This time, I put some Ham broth base (which can be a pain in the rear to find in the store sometimes) made slightly weaker than the directions, one cube each of chicken & beef bullion, a bottle of Yuengling Traditional Lager(I have used Straub American Amber for this too), and water in the pot and started it to boil on high. (Perhaps obviously if I had a leftover ham, I would start by boiling the bone and make the broth from that, add bullion if/as needed.) I also popped in some minched garlic, onion powder, and season-all, salt, and black pepper.
Then I cubed up 2 ham steaks, added them to the mix,.
Then I washed n’ cut up a not quite a 5 lb. bag of russet potatoes, and added that to the mix. (I have used Yukon Gold before and they’re delicious, but they seem to break down to starch easier.)
Then, I cheated and popped open 2 bags of microwave/steam ready fresh green beans, rinsed, then snapped/chopped, and added them to the mix. When i came to a boil, I popped it down to 8 on the burner dial, and let it boil for 20 minutes.
Then, I let it simmer on 2 for another 20 minutes, then I put it on low until dinner time.
Ham n’ Bean n; Tater Stew
We served it with fresh baked buttered bread form the local grocery store. The kids seemed to actually eat dinner this evening too, and they’re rather picky lately. Sometimes I make it the night before, this is the kind of stuff that’s always better the next day. I’m not sure if it’s Irish, German, American, or all of the above.
Do you make something like this? Post your variation(s) in the comments below.
From: Eric <_____________@_____.___> To: Bed Bath & Beyond <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:19 PM Subject: Re: PRODUCT INQUIRY [Incident: 120525-000501]
We’ll have to go with the store credit then. This is absolutely not a problem. I always want to buy many things every time we’re in a Bed, Bath & Beyond. Do you have a favorite can opener, or other cool kitchen gadget? Perhaps we could get that. Maybe some time my wife & I could have you over for dinner & we can use our new can opener. What’s your favorite canned food? I generally prefer fresh vegetables over canned… but I do like to make chili with a lot of canned ingredients. Do you like chili?
I’d like to suggest that you guys carry P-38’s. They really are useful, and don’t have any moving or electrical parts that can break or get stuck.
Here’s what happened when I translate that back into English:
Hello, try the help of China (Google translation), because I did not reply.
Hello can conqueror!
Today I write to you, you must have encountered the problem. I my second one-touch can opener … it has been stuck lid incapacitated. Please see the attached picture, literally, to explain my plight. As you can see, the cover still firmly rests in the one-touch can opener. This is not the first time this has occurred with the unit. Sometimes I was able to convince to give up, an extra button lid opener. This time, all the extra moving can not work properly. Now left with what amounts to expensive battery on my kitchen counter, plastic and metal rock. This can be an eye-opener to rock at present there is no purpose (other than annoying me, every time I see it). I have only one or two months. It has a new battery. Prior to this it is useless, it does not get much use.
I previously owned one-touch can opener, and eventually encounter the same problem. I can see past the fact that the product, called one-button operation involving several to many false starts. I was able to handle the fact that occasionally cut a tiny, you can label the ribbon and drag it to my food. Scraps, usually easy to find and pick out. I was able to accept, it will occasionally fall, a complete, remove the cover, may also be in the process that can be knocked. It is still like the award-winning chili or relaxed and comfortable food 9 CAN vegetable soup, do things to save time. (Although, I bet the people … I will be on my money in a P-38, the army opened a can opener faster.)
I once thought that when I tried to forcibly from my first touch the lid opener outbreak. It is no longer respond to my touch. I checked the battery. I tried a different size cans. I tried to use force. (I think at first light, and eventually the dark side. Anger really hate, like Yoda said. Hatred eventually led to the pain of my wallet.) Peace attempt to no avail. May blind one-touch powerful grip pliers barbaric pry the lid is a bad idea. I chalk I’m a fool, resignation just a new purchase.
I bought a new one, from Bed Bath & Beyond, I believe, we have arrived, I introduced at the beginning of this email. I left stuck in the attached photo of the cover, and in the useless single touch can opener.
I do not know what is what my game is over here. My plan is to write to you to inform you of the situation to see if there are others who have encountered the same problem, see if you can provide a solution. I want to say an acceptable course of action will include (but are not limited to) the following:
How to get one-touch can opener to give up the lid, and it deeply embrace recommendations.
A new and improved features one-button (if present).
Worth about $ 20, P-38 issued by the U.S. armed forces or other operation of non-electric can opener. I came to this approximate figure (and I down rounding): $ 15 one-touch, and $ 5 brand name batteries.
More agree recompensation of course, if you want to, I am open to suggestions. I think I should get something, at least you my failure in rapid succession. Of course, do you agree? Most reasonable people.
Thank you for your time and assistance. I look forward to your reply and suggested solution. I am anxious to remove the plastic from my kitchen counter without metal decoration features a touch of rock.
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I ought to do this with all of my emails from now on. This is much more interesting.
Friends don’t let automatic can openers drink & open cans.
At any rate, I shot out an email to Bed Bath & Beyond too, and they seemingly always stand behind their reputation. I can get store credit if I bring in the stuck lid and whichever card we used to make the purchase. Thanks to my wife’s memory, we bought it on the same day she bought a flour sifter not too long ago. I doubt we have the receipt, but we still do have the card that made the purchase.
Their initial response:
From: Bed Bath & Beyond <email@example.com> To: _____________@_____.___ Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Subject: PRODUCT INQUIRY [Incident: 120525-000501]
Response Via Email (Astrid)
05/29/2012 04:27 PM
Dear Eric;Thank you for your email.We sincerely apologize for the situation described in your email. At Bed Bath & Beyond, we want our customers to be 100% satisfied with our customer service and merchandise selection. You may return this item to any of our stores for an even exchange or store credit. You can receive a refund in the manner you paid for the item if you have your receipt. Please note, there is no time limit to make a return and we do not require the original packaging. We are also forwarding this information over to our buyers and the vendor for their consideration and improvement.We hope this information has been helpful. Please email or call us at 1-800-GO-BEYOND (1-800-462-3966) if you have any questions.Sincerely,Astrid
Bed Bath & Beyond
From: -mE. <_____________@_____.___> To: Bed Bath & Beyond <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Subject: Re: PRODUCT INQUIRY [Incident: 120525-000501]
Thank you, your reply was rather quick! I have not had even as much as an acknowledgement of a receipt of my email from the manufacturer. Apparently they don’t stand behind their products. Perhaps you ought to review or do more rigorous tests on the things that you sell. Has anyone else complained of this issue?
I’m not sure if we still have the receipt, as it was purchased some time ago. I’m sure my wife or I purchased it with one of our debit cards though. Would you be able to find the transaction from the card? I know some stores can do that, and I know you guys have a pretty awesome no-hassle returns policy.
If I bring in the One-Touch can opener, can I leave the stuck lid? Do you have any P-38 can openers for sale?
.seitilibasid gninrael fo nuf ekam ot ynnuf ton yllaer s’tI
Their secondary response:
From: Bed Bath & Beyond <email@example.com> To: _____________@_____.___ Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Subject: PRODUCT INQUIRY [Incident: 120525-000501]
Response Via Email (Astrid)
05/30/2012 10:08 AM
Thanks for responding. However, as I have explained you are able to return this defective item back to any of our stores for an exchange or store credit, if you do not have the receipt and use the credit towards the purchase of a new can opener of your choice. Please keep in mind that you may bring your return as it is with no problem. Unfortunately we do not carry P-38 can openers in our selection.
If we can be of further assistance please email us again or call our eService Center at 1-800-GO-BEYOND® (1-800-462-3966).
I have a problem. The problem is the One-Touch Can Opener. It’s a rather expensive useless plastic & metal rock. In fact, they ought to market it as “Pet Rock: With Batteries!” Maybe an actual rock would be more dependable in opening cans. We just recently bought our 2nd One-Touch Can Opener. I have no idea why we’re on a second one.
The first one was fine for a while, but it didn’t get much use unless we were making Nine Can Vegetable Soup or Chili or something where we had to open a bunch of cans at once. One day a lid got stuck. The can lid was successfully removed from the can, but remained under the blade of the One Touch. It remained securely under the blade. It wouldn’t come out with a gentle pull, or a labored tug. Pressing the button to try & turn it back on didn’t do anything. I think I eventually got some pliers to yank it out. After that (of course) it ceased working. Perhaps I yanked too hard?
Figuring it was my fault and that I broke it… I bought another. I thought that the lid getting stuck was a fluke & it didn’t occur to me that it may (would?) happen again. Boy, was I naive. It happened again. This time I didn’t try to dislodge the lid. I have tried pressing the button. I gave it several touches, to no avail. I set it down & took some photos… intending to write to the manufacturer wight a verbose ranting “WTF?” kind of letter. (You know, my usual.) The problem being that I couldn’t find the damn manufacturer.
What a wonderful piece of engineering! What excellent modern technology! I mean… What a blunder of engineering! What excrement passes for modern technology?
What a grip!
Unless you were watching another channel.
I mean, I have some pretty cool photos to send, and I had no idea where to send them. Googling One Touch Can Opener brings up several “As seen on TV” websites.
I emailed one of them, and they basically told me to go fornicate with myself…
From: As Seen On TV Customer Service To: _____________@_____.___ Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:50 AM Subject: One Touch Can Opener [Incident: 120523-000134]
Recently you requested personal assistance from our on-line support center. Below is a summary of your request and our response.
If this issue is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may reopen it within the next 7 days.
Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you.
One Touch Can Opener
Response Via Email (Allana) – 05/24/2012 08:50 AM
Thank you for your email. We are sorry to inform you that we do not have the referral contact information you seek. Please feel free to do a general web search for more information.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Customer Care Center
Customer By Web Form (Eric Carroll) – 05/23/2012
Hello, can you put me in touch with the manufacturer of the one-touch can opener? (Email or mailing address preferred.)
I’m having problems with my 2nd one now. It’s terrible. The lids keep getting stuck.
Question Reference #120523-000134
Category Level 1: Product inquiry
Date Created: 05/23/2012 09:13 AM
Last Updated: 05/24/2012 08:50 AM
It’s great for sitting on top of cans & doing nothing until you press the button 4 times & have 2 false starts. (Photo credit: Carol Browne)
What helpful chaps who stand behind the products they sell!
Taking Allana’s wonderful advice I tried to Google One-Touch Can Opener Manufacturer. As you can see, there are several possible foreign manufacturing services for this tiny incredible modern convenience. I think I have it narrowed down though, to the correct one… It appears that Daka manufactures all of the One-Touch Products.
So, I sent them an email:
From: Eric Carroll <____________@_____.___> To: “USA@onetouchproducts.com” <USA@onetouchproducts.com>; “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>; “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>; “Customerservice@cricketholdings.com” <Customerservice@cricketholdings.com> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 Subject: One-Stuck Can Opener
Ciao Can Conquerors!
I’m writing to you today with an issue that you must have encountered before. I’m currently on my second One-Touch Can Opener… and it has been incapacitated by a stuck lid. Please see the attached pictures to literally illustrate my predicament. As you can see, the lid is still securely in the grasp of the One-Touch Can Opener. This is not the first time that this has happened to me with this unit. Sometimes I am able to persuade the can opener to relinquish the lid after an extra press of the button. This time, all the extra touching is not working. Right now I am left with what amounts to an expensive plastic and metal rock with batteries on my kitchen counter. This can-opener-come-rock currently has no purpose (other than annoying me each time I see it). I have only had it for a month or two. It has fresh batteries. Prior to it being rendered useless, it did not get much use.
I had previously owned a One-Touch can opener that eventually encountered the same problem. I was able to look past the fact that the product named One-Touch took several touches (after many many false starts) to operate. I was able to handle the fact that would occasionally cut tiny ribbons of the can label and drop it into my food. The scraps were generally easy to find and pick out. I was able to accept that it would occasionally tumble off of a can when finished removing the lid, possibly also knocking over the can in the process. It was still a time saver when making things like my award-winning chili or my easy comfort-food nine can vegetable soup. (Although, were I a betting man… I would place money on me being faster at opening a can with a P-38 army can opener.)
I had assumed that when I tried to forcibly remove the lid from my first One-Touch can opener I possibly broke something. It no longer responded to my touch. I checked the batteries. I tried different-sized cans. I tried to use the Force. (I tried the light side at first, and eventually the dark side. Anger does lead to hate, just like Yoda said. Hate also eventually led to my wallet suffering.) All of my peaceful attempts were to no avail. Perhaps using pliers to savagely pry the lid from the mighty grip of the mindless One-Touch was a bad idea. I had chalked it up to me being an idiot, and resigned to just purchase a new one.
I did purchase a new one, from Bed Bath & Beyond I believe, and we have arrived at the situation which I presented at the beginning of this email. I am left with the stuck can lid and useless One-Touch can opener in the attached photos.
I’m not exactly sure what my end game is here. My plan was to write to you to inform you of the situation, see if there were others who have encountered the same problem, and see what you may offer as a solution. I would say that acceptable courses of action would include (but are not limited to) the following:
Advice as to how to properly get the One-Touch Can Opener to relinquish the can lid that it so dearly embraces.
A new improved functioning One-Touch (if that exists).
About $20 worth of U.S. Army issued P-38’s or other functioning non-electrical can openers. I arrived at this figure for roughly (and I’m rounding down): $15 for the One-Touch and $5 for name-brand batteries.
Of course if you would like to offer a more agreeable recompensation, I’m open to suggestions. I feel that I deserve at least something after two of your products have failed on me in rather rapid succession. Surely you concur? Most reasonable people would.
Thank you for your time and assistance. I look forward to your reply and suggested resolution. I’m anxious to remove the $20 plastic & metal decorative functionless One-Touch rock from my kitchen counter.
May the Force Be With You,
.seitilibasid gninrael fo nuf ekam ot ynnuf ton yllaer s’tI
I hope I get some sort of response. Until then, I will stick with my favorite can-opener: The P-38. I will race a functioning One-Touch (if you can find one), and I will win. It’s simple, small, and for the cost of one One-Touch I can get 50 of them from Ralph’s Army Surplus. I’d even take a P-51, or an Australian FRED. My grandma always kept a P-38 inside an old pill bottle in the drawer beside the silverware. I learned to use that before I learned to cook, I think.
Size comparison of P-51 and P-38 openers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
F.R.E.D. – Currently employed by the Australian Army and New Zealand Army in its ration kits. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
What kind of can opener do you use? There is a ridiculous amount of different types of can openers out there. May I persuade you to not waste your time or money in purchasing a One-Touch? You will most certainly have to touch it several times. It’s false advertising. I feel stupid for having to have purchased two of them before I realized that it was not operator error, but a terrible product.
the diced tomatoes with jalapeño or chili peppers, and even plain old navy or black beans. Sometimes I dump some of the liquid of the cans out. I like thick soup.
I’ve used ground beef & ground turkey… both work really well. I’m sure a vegetarian version of this would be easy to make. (Hormel makes a vegetarian chili, you can get vegetarian vegetable soup from Campbell’s, & the ground tofu, seitan, or tempeh would work well… or you could just add more beans or vegetables.)
I just put it into the crock pot on low all day. Dinner’s ready when you get home!
I like to have it with homemade bread, or over biscuits like a pot pie. If you’re camping and have a mountain pie iron or if you have en electric sandwich maker that seals the edges you can add some flour to thicken it up or strain it a little to make incredible filling.
I also like the tiny saltine crackers.
A any rate, we make some & it lasts a while… as a main dish, or a side with sandwiches. It freezes & re-heats easily.
Do you make something like this?
What are some good soup recipes or easy crock-pot recipes?