Friday, January 2, 2015

Easy Soup and Salad

I was determined to rustle up dinner from ingredients I had in the pantry and the fridge with no trip to the grocery store--just feeling really lazy I guess. I had this idea for a super easy cheat for French onion soup but knew that wouldn't be enough on its own for dinner. Then, I thought how about a hearty sort of Greek inspired shrimp salad and boom- dinner was planned!

French Onion Soup Cheat

2 cans Progresso onion soup, heated
a couple of pieces of baguette, toasted--stale bread works great here :-)
I had shredded mozzarella--gruyere would have been so much better, but actually given that I was using (horrors) canned soup, the mozzarella was probably just fine.

Preheat broiler
Ladle the soup into oven proof bowls
Top with bread and heap on the cheese
Broil maybe a minute or two-watch so this doesn't burn.

Next, the salad:  this is really easy too and actually tastes quite good.

10 thawed shrimp, peeled
mixed greens
1 yellow pepper sliced
1/2 onion sliced
Italian seasoning
Feta cheese
Newman's vinaigrette
diced Kalamata olives

Sauté the yellow pepper and onion in some olive oil, add salt and pepper and Italian seasoning. Add the shrimp and stir for a few minutes until cooked. Add the pepper/shrimp mixture to the greens. Pour on dressing, chopped olives and feta cheese.


  1. Now that looks really good! I wouldn't have thought to sauté the onion and pepper - I'm gonna try this!!

  2. The soup was tasty, but far from the best you've made in years past. The salad may have been "easy," but it was delicious.