In this week’s McDaniel’s Short-Cut recipe, we’re bringing you an Autumn Sweet Potato Soup. The best part of fall is SOUP! However, on most night’s of the week, we’ve barely got the energy to open a can of soup, much less make a homemade one. It kinda feels like this…
Be A Thinking Kind Of Cook
Enter Trader Joe’s Autumnal Harvest Soup – packed with pumpkin and sweet potato. Time and energy are in short supply for most parents, it’s important to remember that what we feed our families doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Instead of spending time in the kitchen, could we be more efficient by our head instead? We call this the “thinking cook.”
A thinking cook is one who might do:
- advanced meal planning
- take shortcuts (McDaniel’s Short-Cuts)
- finds ways to let the grocery store do the work for them (have fish dept cook fish, buy pre-cut produce)
- use a shopping service such as Instacart (one of my best moves of 2019)
Perhaps you’re thinking…um yea, but that also takes more money. For some of these examples, yes. But, I fully believe time is money, and if I can see an additional client while my Instacart friend is shopping that trade off goes in my favor.
Short-Cut: Trader Joe’s Autumnal Harvest Soup
This week’s short-cut includes a pre-made soup called the Autumn Fall Soup by Trader Joe’s. We simply sautéed onions, peppers, sweet potatoes, tofu + a can of black beans & added TJ’ soup. DIY soup doesn’t get easier than that. Look who’s got their thinkin’ cap on…YOU! Let us know what you think!