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Tube Soup to the Rescue!

When it's 4:30pm and you suddenly decide that soup would be good to serve with that leftover meatballs and spaghetti you found in the back of the freezer and the only other thing in the pantry is a tube of soup, suddenly, a flash of brilliance!

At least I thought it was a flash of brilliance. More like a lukewarm flash. But it seemed like a good idea at the time. Rather than just boil up some water and dump the bow-tie tube soup mix in, I thought it might be a great idea to jazz it up with some semi-fresh veggies left over from a week's worth of cooking real food.

Before I continue, I should explain what "tube soup" is. Instead of coming in a box, dried soup mix is instead sold in a cylindrical clear plastic wrap. It comes in many varieties, some of them close to natural. For example, barley and mushroom, or split pea. Even what they laughingly call minestrone is pretty much all split green and yellow peas, with a capful of rice-shaped pasta.

The only tube …