I was out of Cream of Chicken soup in my pantry and I needed it for dinner. I altered a recipe I found here on Zaar and whipped this up. It may not be exact, but it works and I can't tell the difference at all. I use it instead of a 10 3/4 ounce can. I will use this any time my shelf is bare!
You have these ingredients already. So save yourself a trip to the store, some money, and some sodium. Here's a flavorful condensed cream of chicken soup base recipe for use in dishes that call for canned creamed soups. Use instead of condensed canned cream soups in recipes. Just add the ingredient that forms the basis of the soup. Chop mushrooms, sauté in a bit of olive oil and add for cream of mushroom soup. Add chicken for cream of chicken soup. Chop & sauté celery for, you guessed it, cream of celery. (As found at tammysrecipes.com/homemade_cream_chicken_soup )
Yields 3 cups -- about 2 (10.5 oz) cans of condensed cream of 'whatever'.
My Mennonite mother's 'famous' tomato soup - hard to beat! Perfect anytime of the year! Enjoy!
Here's what I purchased (for you to use as a baseline reference): - to yield 75 quarts of soup - 3 bushels of tomatoes, 6 lbs. butter, 5 lbs. sugar, 3 bunches celery, 5 lbs. flour. Hope that helps! (RECIPE BELOW IS FOR 8-10 QUARTS)
(I make lots, and then frequently give this as a gift for a new mother, a hostess gift (when invited to dinner), a get-well meal, etc..) Super quick - easy to make, and can easily add garlic bread and a salad and dessert for a quick meal to bless someone. ENJOY!