In my quest to cook healthier I am trying to find a substitute for cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup. I am having two problems. First, most of the meals that I use cream soups in are my quick and easy meals. They are ones that I can put together on a busy day when I do not have much time to prepare dinner. So, I do not want to have to spend the extra time cooking up a white sauce over the stove. I want something I can make ahead and have ready in the freezer for the days I need it. I am having trouble with getting the texture right when it is frozen.
The other problem I am having it taste. I know the stuff in the can does not taste the best but it works in recipes. The few cream soup/white sauce recipes I have tried, have really altered the results of the recipes I have used them in.
What recipes have you tried? If you make your own cream soups do you make it each time you need it or make it ahead? What suggestions or tips do you have?
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