WHEN OUR two sons left home (in the same year) to build their own "nests", we had lots of adjustments to make, especially in our menus.
This recipe works well for us. It's easy, healthy and tasty. My husband's favorite vegetable is broccoli, so this soup makes his day!
-Elsie Quance, Newark, New York
A friend gave me the recipe for this chunky vegetable soup, which I've been making for years. Recently, I changed the ingredients to give it some southwestern flair--and my husband liked it even better.
-Peggy Hendrix of Richardson, Texas
Since our son is a broccoli grower, our friends keep supplying us with recipes using broccoli. To this family favorite, add a tossed salad, rolls, fruit and cookies, and you have an easy but delicious supper full of nutrition. —Dorothy Child, Malone, New York
“I’ve been making this dish since a friend gave me the recipe years ago,” Janis Corkery relates from Independence, Iowa. “No one can believe how fast and easy it is to prepare. It often comes to the rescue when our children and grandchildren unexpectedly stop in for lunch.”