Monday, November 17, 2008

The “Soup Natzi” I am NOT..

..however, a Soup Nut I AM… I love soup. Love loVe lOove LoVe l-o-v-e soup. Especially creamy, yummy, decadent soup.
Thick and rich. Isn’t that a country duo??
Oh, yeah..that’s Big & Rich…sorry..sort of the same thing, though..
When I traveled for my job, I had a Regional Manager who knew every great place to get soup in any city you could think of. All across America. In every mall or hick town or big city.. And we went to many.
Many many many many…

...and, as some of you know, I am a “recreational eater”..yep. We go to restaurants like other people go to movies. Or drink. Or fish. Or bet on the horses..
OK, you get my drift.
Anyway, I can be completely satisfied with a good soup, accompanied by a good salad and one slice of bread to mop it all up.
So, when I found some good soups that are low in WW points, and low in calories, but high in flavor and texture (and a serving of veggies!) I thought I should share.

Good old V-8 is now putting out some great soups. The Progresso are good but rather thin – sort of like drinking the veggies and the water they were cooked in..

The V-8 are thick and equally convenient – they can sit on the shelf (or in an office drawer..)

Oh, don’t get me wrong…I’d rather have a full-bodied bisque made with real cream..a Tomato Basil with croutons…a French Onion (hey, Applebee’s WW French Onion is pretty good)…

But, I don’t want that “Oh-I-shouldn’t-have-had-that” feeling afterwards.

So, here’s me enjoying my soup. And no, I’m not getting a kick-back from V-8…wait..maybe I should contact them…free soup anyone??



La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

Tis the season for soup...I'm a soup lover myself! I've tagged you on my blog....I know....another tag! But you are to fun a leave out of all this fun! Can't wait to read your answers. You always make me laugh, smile and come back for more!

Mary said...

Hi Colleen - I'm trying to catch up with y'all!!!! Love your haircut - wish I had the nerve to do wash & wear - I hate the darned blow dryer time waster! You really look cute.

I made soup today, in fact make it several days a week because we love it too. I only make vegetarian soups and they are delicious even though I say so myself.....and of course dh does too. Soup and a piece of a great French baguette - that's all I need for a perfect meal. I'd not heard of the V-8 soups, will check them out and see if any are vegetarian.

The Feathered Nest said...

Colleen! You are just so doggone cute!! The haircut is very "you"...and now you're making me WANT to go to Weight Watchers ~ look at how wonderful you look! I have that look...."watch out she's gonna blow!" Soups are so good when it's chilly outside ~ Hope you have a great week! xxoo, Dawn

Lucy said...

Soup is something I can take or leave. No special fondness or non-fondness for it. However. On a very cold day, it's something I crave. Especially tomato soup for some reason. Those days are few and far between here in AZ.

Jan said...

I'm a soup girl too! I saw the ads about the V-8 soup and was wondering about it! Now you've done a wonderful commercial for it, I'll give it a try!

Mary said...

mmm...I love soup! Do you have a favorite soup recipe? I haven't seen the v8 soup yet but I love to drink v8!

Sweet Repose said...

My 'X' didn't like now it's soup, soup, it gotta have it, keeps me warm on these cold winter's days and easy to eat sittin' on the PC...YUMMM!

madrekarin said...

You clever girl! You could totally be advertising for companies from your little cubbie at work. :) I have not tried V-8 soup, but you look so happy eating it I may have to give it a whirl!
It would certainly be easier than roasting vegetables in eth early morning for soup in the afternoon.
Thanks for the yummy tip!!

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

I love soup too! I make a tortilla soup
that I love, but sadly I am too lazy to
make it so I eat Amy's soups all the
time instead....they are good too!


Julie said...

I am a soup lover as well, and I have written a blog about it too!
I love Applebee's French Onion Soup. Good to know about the V-8 soups. Thanks!