Green Giant provided me with a sample of their boxed vegetables and some fun goodies. I ate them and now I'm sharing my thoughts with you.
I am lucky to live in Southern California where Farmer's Markets are year-round so we are never really at a loss for the freshest veggies, veggies that taste like what they are supposed to taste like. I remember growing up on Long Island and in the cold of winter, under a blanket of snow, the only veggies in the supermarket produce section were shipped in from who knows where, by the time they reached our dinner table the flavor was long gone and I'm sure nutrients too. Green Giant boxed frozen veggies solves that issue. They are picked at the peak of freshness and frozen so when you taste the broccoli it tastes like what broccoli should taste like. I am a big fan of frozen veggies and a big fan of Green Giant and now 25 of their frozen veggies have been endorsed by weight watchers which is pretty cool me thinks. It's yummy stuff and green is my favorite color ;) Grab a coupon off their website and get yourself some. Nom.
I tried the Broccoli & Cheese Sauce. I was going to have it as a side dish with grilled chicken but that day I had taken the chicken out of the freezer too late and it was still a little frozen so I turned that package of broccoli & cheese sauce into this super yummy soup...
Shelly's Speedy Broccoli Cheese Soup
1 (10 oz.) package of Frozen Green Giant Broccoli and Cheese
1 Yellow Onion, diced
1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Butter
2 Tablespoons Garbanzo Bean Flour (any flour will do)
1 cup Milk
1 (14.5 oz.) can Chicken Broth
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
a dash of Hot Sauce
Shredded Cheese for topping
Cook Green Giant Broccoli and Cheese according to package instructions and set aside. Saute onion till golden. Add garlic, butter and flour and cook 1 minute. Add milk and broth slowly, stirring as you add. Add contents of broccoli & cheese packet. Add remaining ingredients and cook till heated through. I chose to use my super cool immersion blender to whiz everything smooth. If you don't have a gadget like that, you can whiz it in the blender (careful not to fill blenders too full with hot liquids, do it in batches.) I served bowls topped with a sprinkle of shredded cheese. Yum!
What I received:
A cool insulated bag. (I love these. You know the silver coated kind that keeps things cold. I toss mine in the trunk so I always have it when I need it.)
A serving bowl and spoon.
A free box of veggies. (You get a coupon.)
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