Itâ€™s been a very busy week for me; Iâ€™m trying to cram a monthâ€™s worth of work into two weeks.
Iâ€˜ve been going to work at 8AM everyday this week; my co-worker looked at me suspiciously yesterday and asked; â€œSeriously, whatâ€™s going on with you?â€
Preparing to go on vacation is such a bitch sometimes.
Iâ€™m working more and doing less of everything else. Surprisingly, Iâ€™m enjoying this pace, the day goes by briskly and thereâ€™s little distraction. Itâ€™s a nice change.
I wish I could say Iâ€™m too busy to cook so Iâ€™ve been eating Knorr soups instead, that would have been a nice segue, but Iâ€™m trying to cut back on lies, I havenâ€™t cooked in years (I do bake though).
Iâ€™m not big on soups; I used to really hate soups when I was a kid. It goes to reason that I mostly avoid soups now, but last winter I started incorporating soups into my diet.
It just seemed silly to hate soup.
I figured itâ€™s been too hot to try to make soup and it so happened that these little packets of Knorr Minestrone soup were on sale.
The ones I tried are from Knorr Italy, but with Unilever (Knorrâ€™s parent company) being in every part of the world, Iâ€™m sure Knorr soups are every where.
I hadnâ€™t tried any of the Knorr soups before â€“ but I figured I could just throw it out if it turned out not so great, besides everything tastes better in Italian.
Each packet serves about three and cooks in five minutes. The packet says itâ€™s â€˜senza conservantiâ€™, Italian for â€˜no preservativesâ€™. The soup turned out ok, it wasnâ€™t sensational but ok for a soup from dried ingredients. The dried veggies were a little on the shrunken-up side. It smelled good, had to add a bit of pepper, chives and a dash of balsamic vinegar (seriously, I put balsamic vinegar in everything!).
I had it for dinner one evening and it was nice, not too heavy but filling.
Next time Iâ€™m going to try to make my own minestrone soup, Iâ€™ve had way better homemade soups, plus I prefer the taste of fresh veggies.
I probably wonâ€™t buy this again.