“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”  Meister Eckhart

This recipe is amazing.  First, it’s amazingly simple.  Second, it’s amazingly versatile.  I don’t thing there’s a third but simple and versatile are enough for me.

Once you put this base together you can go in so many directions to create so many different soups or casseroles.  These will be great on a fall day.  Trust me.


1 cup milk or cream or some of both

2 T cornstarch or arrowroot

2 T butter

1 chicken bouillon cube

1/8 t black pepper

1/4 t onion powder

1/4 t garlic powder

pinch of parsley flakes


In a small saucepan whisk together the milk/cream and thickener.   The thickener would be the cornstarch or arrowroot.  Add the rest of the ingredients.

Bring this to a boil, stirring frequently.  Then turn down the heat and simmer this for about 30 seconds.  This will thicken it.  You’re done, for now.

This mixture will replace a can of “cream of” soup.  You decide which “cream of” soup by choosing and adding additional ingredients.  You could create cream of mushroom or celery or chicken or asparagus or squash soup.  However, because you made it at home, it will not include any multi-syllabic ingredients.  Aren’t you the lucky one!

Don’t forget the crusty bread or grilled sandwich on the side.  I think we’re ready for fall!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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