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“Quick & Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup”

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This post is sponsored by Bear Creek Country Kitchens®.

The last two months of the year always seem to be the busiest. With all the preparation coming up for the holidays and guests, there seems to be very little time for anything else.  

Though the crisp cool air of this time of year is definitely one of my favorites, the pressure of entertaining our guests can heat things up in the kitchen pretty quickly when trying to whip together a hot meal amongst everything else on our plate. I mean that both literally and figuratively!

On short notice the other day, we invited our grandparents who were in town over for dinner. Almost as soon as the invitation was accepted, I realized I had no idea what to make. I frantically searched my pantry hoping to avoid a trip to the store and like a beacon of light, my answer was right there waiting for me… a bag of Bear Creek Country Kitchens Broccoli Cheddar Soup mix.

Not only does it take just 20 minutes to make, but with that, dinner is on the table in no time and an absolute crowd pleaser. One bag serves 8, but if your family is like mine, they will be going back for seconds. We made two bags of Bear Creek® Soup Mixes.

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Bear Creek Country Kitchens has been making delicious and hearty dry soup mix for over 20 years and continues the tradition of delivering these soups just like mom used to make. In fact, everyone just assumed that I had made the soup from scratch. By using the highest quality ingredients and their own special blend of spices they are simple to prepare yet hearty and satisfying.

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We gave the soup, delicious on its own, a little extra kick by adding pepper and extra broccoli. I am the type of girl who loves a good chunky soup and by chunky, I mean, I love adding additional ingredients to a soup to really make it pop even more and to add my own twist on it. While my daughter loved the soup without anything extra, the good thing about the Bear Creek Soup Mixes is that you can really add your own twist to them and really spice it up for a little fun.

We paired the Bear Creek Broccoli & Cheddar Soup Mix with a turkey and bacon panini and believe me, it was a quick and simple meal ready to entertain the entire family, with the quality of a top chef.

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I can’t think of anything better than a sandwich and soup meal. It’s fun, easy, and really provides little clean-up when it’s all said and done. It was perfect for a fall evening and we enjoyed it so much, we had it a few times that week.

The best part about this was that I had enough for left-overs and it really tastes as delicious as the day I made it.

Available in family size bags or convenient, individual-sized to-go bowls, I’m just so lucky I had one in my pantry. My grandparents are still talking about how great the soup and sandwiches were, weeks later.

So with that, an on the spot invitation and impromptu meal turned into a new family favorite and a staple in our household.  In fact,  Bear Creek Country Kitchens soups are now the official comfort food of my home as well as being the top meal to whip together when I am in a pinch for time.

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This blog post is sponsored by Bear Creek Country Kitchens. All opinions are my own.

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