Many thanks to Progresso™ for sponsoring this post.
The kids are coming home! I know you’re as excited as I am. Sure, you’ve got that big turkey meal to make, but I know your focus is on family time way more than on food this week. Mine is, for sure! I want to reconnect with my kids and minimize time in the kitchen, don’t you? At the same time, I want to provide warm and delicious homestyle family meals for them—and just maybe remind them of the cooking they’re missing by not living at home anymore! That’s why I’m eager to share how Progresso™ soup is a great option for empty nesters (especially when their kids return to the nest).
Bob and I love Progresso soup, and this time of year, we love connecting at the end of the day over something warm and delicious. In fact, I may or may not have heated Progresso soup up in my slow cooker and passed it off as my own on more than one occasion. Yeah…this kind of, er, loving deception is easy because Progresso uses ingredients like big chunks of white meat chicken (raised without hormones or antibiotics), veggies and herbs—just like I would’ve used if I’d made soup from scratch. Why bother, when Progresso does it so well for me? 🙂
Our favorites are the traditional soups, but with gluten-free, vegetarian, and even organic options, Progresso soup offers something for everyone in our family. None of their soups contain artificial colors, flavors, trans fat, or MSG, which I so appreciate. For me, this makes it the perfect go-to pantry staple. I love knowing that I have a savory, easy-to-prepare meal right at my fingertips. I usually serve it with warm bread and a side salad, but if we’re eating favorites like Chicken Tortilla or Chicken Cheese Enchilada, I add homemade guac and chips. I add a pasta side if we’re in the mood for Italian-Style Wedding soup or Italian-Style White Bean & Chicken Sausage.
When my kids were growing up, we always had great talks while I was making dinner. They’d come down to set the table or help me make salads. Somehow, when our hands were busy, it was easy to connect and have a good conversation. This holiday break, I’m really looking forward to sharing those special moments together again. With lots of Progresso soup in my pantry, I’m stocked up and ready to serve delicious homestyle family meals this holiday season. (If I serve it straight out of my slow cooker, they’ll never suspect a thing!)
Photos by Megan Weaver.