|Yep, this is the book. I got it from Sams.|
I really wanted to love this book. But, there are too many fancy ingredients, it's hard to make anything without thinking that I'm missing it up because I don't have this hard-to-find spice. However, I keep this book anyway because I like to punish myself with looking over the beautiful pictures and torturing myself with lovely images knowing that I'm too lazy to hunt for these exotic ingredients so I can make my own.
Last Wednesday, I wanted to make a soup. However, there was nothing in my Complete 400 recipe book which I can make because of missing ingredients. I had just made a cheesecake, cookie dough, and other stuff. I really wanted to make a soup. I thought it over and decided to make one up. I know I like chunky soup, and I know I like onion in my soup. Lucky for me, I had some onions.
What I end up making was really edible and yummy. Here's what I put together.
1 med. onion, sliced into strips
2 med. baked potato, cut into small chunks
1 can diced tomato
4 stalks of celery
1 can white northern beans
1 can red kidney beans
1 can cream style corn
1 cup of water
1 tbsp of dried parsley
1 tsp of dried Italian mix herbs
1 tsp of dried garlic (mined or powdered)
1 tsp seasoned salt
2 tbsp Olive oil
Heat oil, add onion and stir fry until it's translucent. Add potatoes, stir fry for 2 minutes, then add all the rest of the ingredients. Heat to a boil, stirring a little. Cool down, and serve with your favorite cracker or bread. The whole thing should be ready to serve in less than half and hour.
Serve it on a fancy bowl, and it's good for company too. It doesn't tasted like canned ingredients at all. Enjoy!