Rainy day + wet kids - homework = soup day.
And I did something I have never done before. I used a recipe I had ripped out of a magazine. Know why? Cuz' it was called Cracker Jack Soup. And yes, it has Cracker Jacks in it. Candy in soup. So cool.
After trying it out, we decided to change the name to Candy Corn Soup, because the Cracker Jacks get all soggy and the kids don't like them. But they thought they were getting candy in the soup soooo...I dropped a single candy corn in each bowl, which was fun to find and a sweet little bite in contrast to the salty soup. It sounds ridiculous but it was really yummy.
Here is the recipe (with the addition of chicken for more protein):
Candy Corn Soup
3 Tbsp butter
1 small diced onion
2 cups cubed sweet potato
Melt butter and sautee onions and yams. Cover and cook for 15 min stirring occasionally.
3-4 cans chicken broth
1 can (with liquid) cooked chicken
1 can coconut MILK
1 cup peanut butter
Simmer till yams are soft. Puree' in a blender till smooth.
Serve with one candy corn in each bowl. :)
Fun Soup + warm dry kids = happy mama.