Last week my friend Ashley posted a blog challenge for me on my facebook wall: “recipe that only makes 3 dirty dishes (including cutlery), not all of us have dish washers ya know.” Ashley can be a little dramatic sometimes, so I wasn’t really sure what to think about this challenge. I mean, only 3 dirty dishes?! That’s crazy.
A couple of days passed before one of my co-workers who saw the post, Brenda, mentioned to me that she had a soup recipe that could possibly be tweaked so that it only used 3 items. Brenda told me she used to make this soup in college for her friends and they always called it the “best soup ever.” I’m always intrigued by recipes that claim to be the “best” so I just had to make it.
So, back to this three-dirty-dish challenge. If we’re going to chop anything, we will need a knife and cutting board, right? Then we’d most likely need a measuring cup for the liquids, and obviously we’d need a pot for the soup to go in AND a big spoon for stirring. Right there is five dishes and bam! Three-dirty-dish challenge failed.
- 5 slices bacon cut into pieces with scissors
- 1 cup pre-chopped onion
- 1/2 cup pre-chopped red pepper if you can't find this, then you have to leave it out...or find a way to cut up a red pepper with scissors
- 8 oz cream cheese cut into pieces with scissors
- 2 cans creamed corn can opener doesn't count as a dirty dish because you don't have to wash it
- 1 small can chicken broth
- 2 chicken breasts from rotisserie chicken (shredded with your own two hands)
- 1 pint of milk
- In large soup pot, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy.
- Remove bacon from pot, leaving the grease.
- Add onion and red pepper to bacon grease and saute over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- After 5 minutes, stir in pieces of cream cheese to the onion and red pepper until all melted.
- Add creamed corn, chicken broth, chicken breasts, milk, and bacon.
- Stir to combine.
- Simmer until bubbling over medium-low heat, about 10-15 minutes.
- Serve with saltine crackers or crusty bread.