Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A two for one recipe link, and substitutions, part 3

Well, we had this soup, posted over at Mangiabella for dinner tonight. Thing is, if you keep reading past that recipe, you will see that there is a recipe for "Quick Peanut Butter Cookies" that takes only three ingredients. I haven't tried it yet, but with only three ingredients, it doesn't seem like it would take that long to try... :)

I made the soup a little differently, although it was mostly the same. I thought this might work in a 12-week rotation, so I used canned chicken, more than what it called for. Turns out the cheese soup I ended up using was something like "Fiesta Nacho Cheese" soup, and used canned green chiles as well. I cooked 1/2 cup rice, so ended up adding considerably more than 1/2 cup cooked rice, and the result was what one of my children said was more like stew than soup. It was very thick, very tasty, and very filling. Some members of the family liked it better than others, but it's a keeper! Thanks Mangiabella!

With the same disclaimers mentioned here, (and just in case you were looking, there are more substitutions here), even more substitutions that are found in my emergency notebook:

Flour, white (1 cup)
1. 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2. 7/8 cup rice flour
3. 1 cup corn flour
4. 1 cup corn meal
5. 3/4 cup buckwheat
6. 1/2 cup barley flour
7. 3/4 cup rye flour

Flour, self-rising
1. 1 lb. flour, 2 tsp salt, and 2 tablespoons baking powder

Green pepper (1 medium)
1. 1/4 cup dehydrated green pepper

Half and Half (1 cup)
1. 7/8 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon butter
2. 1/2 cup coffee creamer and 1/2 cup milk

As always, thanks to any and all who posted this information!


mangiabella said...

that's so awesome, so glad you liked it - it's great to experiment with amounts and get that consistency that you love - it's so easy to make and perfect on a rainy or snowy day....and the peanut butter cookies are FAB! hope you try it!

Marie said...

Mangiabella--We really liked it--I will probably not experiment a little more next time, because one of my children would like it more like soup than stew, so will probably like the original version that you posted better. In any case, everyone wins! My kids will probably be more than willing to make the peanut butter cookies, once I tell them about them... :) Thanks again for posting it, and thanks so much for your comment!

Kristen said...

I love soups that use pantry items like this one. Sounds like a winner!

Thanks, too, for the wonderful substitution lists. They are a great resource!

Marie said...

Kristen--I figure the more tasty (and easy) soups that I can find, the better... :) Thanks so much for your comment!