Invent a Soup


One of the Boredom Busters that I made up for my kids to do was to invent a soup. My son Stephen decided to take this challenge. I told him to use water and beef bullion cubes to start off, and that he could add whatever food or spices he wanted to the crock pot. He began by writing a list of ingredients on a piece of paper, to take to the grocery store. This is what he wrote:

  • 6 carrots
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • pepper
  • tomato sauce (16 oz can + 1 can of water)
  • ½ cup of chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of parsley
  • ½ cup of chopped celery
  • garlic powder
  • 3 beef bullion cubes dissolved in 3 cups of water

He threw all these things into a crock pot and let them cook for at least an hour. When he served dinner to the family, my husband and I were surprised and shocked to discover that the soup was delicious. One of my other sons said, “This is better than your soup, Mom!”

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6 Responses to “Invent a Soup”

  1. Gwen says:

    This is a great idea. My son loves everything hot. I’m curious what will make his list. Thanks for a great idea!

  2. Linda Omura says:

    Great idea Susan. My grandson isn’t a very good eater so I’m going to suggest that he make his own version of soup for the family. I think he will like doing it!

  3. Yum! Soup sounds really good right now. Which is odd, since it’s supposed to be 100* here today.

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