This Homemade Alphabet Vegetable Soup is a hearty, delicious spin on your favorite canned soup and is ready in just 30 minutes. It’s also freezer-friendly for quick weeknight meals!
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Say hello to your new favourite soup, and a twist on your favourite childhood canned soup.
When I was in university, my go-to for busy weekdays was alphabet vegetable soup. I volunteered Monday nights tutoring middle school kids because I had convinced myself back then that I wanted to become a schoolteacher (yeah, me and just about a billion other people – the school boards in the Toronto and Hamilton areas are just about impossible to get into!)
Anyway, after volunteering every Monday night, I would stop in at the local No Frills grocery store, which is, as its name would suggest, no frills.💁🏼
In other words, the perfect student budget store, and I regretably didn’t have any cheaper grocery options in my neighbourhood so I would always do my weekly haul there and then take the streetcar home.
And I would eat a TV dinner at 9pm once I got home because I was so exhausted from the long day. Who else buys like $60 worth of groceries and then eats a frozen dinner after you’re done shopping because you can’t be bothered to actually cook all the food you just bought?
I’m not the only one who does that, right?😂😂😂
So anyways, I know you’re probably wondering how in the hell this relates to vegetable soup.🤔
Basically, I would pick up a couple cans at this budget grocery store without fail every week. It was quick and easy, I figured I got in some extra veggies, and it was low in calories but filling all at the same time. And it helped that it was like, only 99 cents a can.
What I wish I could go back and tell my 20-year-old self, however, is that you can make homemade alphabet vegetable soup for cheap AND without added preservatives AT HOME – and have tons of freezable leftovers.
Makes 99 cents a can seem pretty expensive now, doesn’t it?
I think I’ve hit the Homemade Alphabet Vegetable Soup thing right on the head, because this stuff is hearty, delicious, nutritious, slurpalicious…it hits all the right places in the dead of winter when you’re craving something hot for dinner but you just don’t have the time.
It’s the kind of thing you pull out of the freezer right after you’ve finished grocery shopping and just can’t be bothered to make anything else. It’s that comforting bowl full of childhood memories, using pasta shapes from the baby food isle of the grocery store.
Oh yeah, we’re talkin’ goalssssssss.🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼