I love your recipe. Do you actually keep a log of these???
I am not as detailed as you and will try to do better next time:
I use Bear Creek Broccoli Cheese Soup and add instant patatoes after the soup has simmered for about 5 minutes. I add pepper to my taste. I use a scale to measure out the correct amounts depending on how many of us there are for dinner. It really is good stuff.
I have been using Bear Creek Soups recently as I can get many meals out of an $6 or less bag of soup (they make 8 cups).
The down side can be I have to carry a Nalgene bottle, add boiling water to the mix and let it sit wrapped in a sleeping bag or jacket to keep it hot for up to 30 minutes to get some of the soups fully cooked. This is usually the case with the Chili. The directions usually suggest a 20 minute simmer time.
The upside is my kids are really enjoying these soups more and more and it is making it easier to take the 5, 8, 11 and 12 year olds camping and backpacking late this year without my usual 12-18 pounds turning into 30 because of food.
I love these food threads.