Monday, February 26, 2018

Souper Soup


Hey, all!

Today on My Pet Blog, we're pleased to be taking part in the Souper Blog Hop, celebrating the latest release, Pea Soup Disaster, from super (see what I did there?) author Elaine Kaye.


Participants are asked to share a favorite soup recipe, or—if you're like me and you don't cook anything that requires a recipe—just share a favorite soup...even if it comes from a can. Which is good, because pretty much anything I can cook comes from a can.

My father used to make pea soup, this big giant pot of it, whenever he had a ham bone. I never had any. It just looked so...gross. I like peas, I'll eat ham, but pea soup? No way. However, my significant other loves it, so whenever my father made a batch, he would send me home with a big container for him.

Personally, I've always been partial to Campbell's Cream of Chicken soup. We had it as kids, usually mixed with some kind of pasta, and the meal just stuck with me, I guess. Even today, Cream of Chicken soup and elbow macaroni is one of my top go-to comfort foods.

And because I'm a smart ass, here's a picture of the soup in a bowl...



Congratulations, Elaine! Wishing you much success!




Gregory Green loves his mom’s pea soup, but when he eats it at school, all of his friends make fun of how it looks. He doesn’t think it looks like bugs, and it tastes good! Then at recess, his friends run from him, screaming, “He’s a monster!” Gregory doesn’t know why his friends are being mean until he sees his skin is green. The teasing gets worse until an unlikely friend comes to the rescue—his teddy bear, Sammy. Sammy usually only comes to life for Gregory and his family, but Sammy has an important lesson to teach Gregory and his classmates.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elaine Kaye got the idea for Pea Soup Disaster from her son who loved to eat her homemade pea soup. Pea Soup Disaster is the first of many fun stories featuring Gregory Green and his teddy bear, Sammy, as part of the Gregory Green Adventure series.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher's assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother of three boys.


Find Elaine:
Website / Instagram / Litsy - @ElaineKaye

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    1. It's not the most delicious recipe out there, but it is the laziest. :)

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  2. Interesting comfort food sound good. I will have to try that.

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    1. If I'm feeling fancy, I add a little parmesan cheese to it.

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  3. That's so funny that you think it looks gross, because the kids in my mom's story think the pea soup Gregory eats looks gross, too. LOL!

    Thank you so much for participating!

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    1. I thought about that when I was reading the story blurb. I never made fun of anyone for eating it, though. :)

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  4. One of my favorite recipes from childhood involved a can of Campbell's cream of mushroom soup, a can of peas, a can of drained tuna, and crushed Lay's potato chips. Mix together and bake. Oddly, I couldn't stand mushrooms or peas by themselves as a kid.

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    1. Isn't that interesting, that we like food in one form, but not the same food in another form. I wonder why that is.

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  5. I use cream of chicken for so many recipes. You can put it over chicken and rice and pop it into the oven. You can do the same with cream of broccoli. Or any type of creamed soup. :)

    Thank you for joining the blog hop and following my new blog!

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    1. I'd probably love that chicken and rice dish. I'll have to get the recipe from you when I see you again. :)

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  6. Ha. Your picture made me giggle. Talk about an easy recipe. ;)

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  7. Cream of chicken is such a versatile soup. We always used cream of mushroom soup in my house growing up, so that became one of my main staples in cooking.

    Love your picture!

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    1. If my mother ever used Cream of Mushroom in anything, she had to be sure to hide it from me. I wouldn't have eaten anything that I knew had Cream of Mushroom in it. I was such a delightful picky child... :)

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  8. You are a smart ass, but I love you just the way you are.

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  9. Cream of chicken soup is a classic for a reason - it's just so good and comforting. Great choice!

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  10. LOL at your picture. I did consider doing something similar. Well, maybe not the can in a bowl, just the can. I use cream of chicken in recipes all the time. According to the grandkids, I make the best mac & cheese (with cream of chicken soup). Best wishes to Elaine on her book launch.

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    1. Mac and cheese with cream of chicken soup? Now that's a recipe I'm interested in!

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  11. Love the picture but I can't open cans. Carton with cap maybe?

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    1. I try to only buy the kind with the easy off pop-top thing...and some times I still struggle to open them.

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  12. I'm a smart ass, too, so I love your picture!

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  13. I've never tried cream of chicken with pasta, but I do love to mix it with other soups to create new things.

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  14. That's about my speed when it comes to soup. I've never made soup other than from a can. I'll have to try your comfort food. It sounds pretty good.

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  15. Soup is one of the things I have to make from scratch because I have to avoid MSG. Fortunately, I found someone who came up with a cream soup recipe so I can have that too.

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  16. Love your favorite soup, and I may have to check out your favorite comfort food :)

    Congrats to Elaine!

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  17. That's a basic soup. But I bet it's tasty!

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