I was at a loss. Truly. Kofi has band practice, so it’s just going to be Miles and me for our nightly sit down. I wanted to use up the rest of the quinoa that I had cooked last night. It took Miles about an hour to eat the plain quinoa and spinach meatballs last time, so I wondered how I could dress it up to shorten the eating time tonight.
Tadah! The lonely can of soup that’s been getting dusty in my cupboard for the past 2 months. I never buy canned soup because of the high sodium content and also cause I don’t like the tin can flavor that comes with it. My sister in law gave it to me because no one would eat it at her house and I didn’t have to heart to tell her no one would eat it in my house either. It’s not like it’s terrible soup (Muir Glen Organic Minestrone), it’s just that I like to make my own and not have to worry about possible BPA in the can.
But desperate times call for desperate measures. I opened the can, took the Magic Bullet out of the cupboard and turned the soup into a thick soupy broth. Adding the leftover quinoa to the broth and cooking on medium until bubbly completed the meal. Oh yeah, I added some water and spices to the pureed soup to cut the saltiness and add some non-can flavor. Will it be edible? We shall see.