During my rainy crafternoon weekend I really, really wanted soup. Did I have soup ingredients? Nope, not really. But I had been to Trader Joe's the day before which meant a stocked pantry and freezer so I went exploring.
I found the following:
A box of ready-to-warm roast corn and red pepper soup
Some frozen chicken thighs
A bag of kale
Thai spice blend (with lemongrass and ginger)
A can of garbanzo beans
A can of coconut milk
And finally, brown rice pasta
Throwing caution to the wind I tossed the chicken (still frozen) in the crock pot and dumped in the box of soup, the spices, and the garbanzo beans. I turned it on and went back to my reusable sandwich bag project .
I returned about 4 hours later and was surprised by how good it smelled! I chopped up the mushrooms and kale and tossed them in. I added the coconut milk and turn it to low and went back to my sewing machine.
At dinner time I made the pasta and spooned the soup into bowls with some of the pasta and topped it with a sprinkle of sea salt.
I was a nice simple dinner for a rainy, lazy day.