The Longest Winter Ever: A Survival Story

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Stop the grumbling tweets and Facebook posts about the weather already. We all get it. It's been on long, miserable winter. My thought is that it's pointless to complain about the weather. My bad mood can't push the thermometer up--it only spreads like a virus through the rest of the family.

Embrace where you are. That's been our motto. We splurged on an extra set of boots, said yes to hot chocolates, encouraged snuggles and movie nights in--anything to keep the good family vibes going. When we do head outdoors (and we've been doing that often for ski practices), we rely on hand-warmers (bought them in bulk on Amazon this winter), thick wool socks and soup.

My daughters have consumed about 1000 bowls of Campbell's® Condensed Tomato Soup this winter. Every weekend morning I heat a pot on the stove, pour it into two thermoses and send my girls off to become the next Mikaela Shiffrin. When lunch break happens they never complain. Ever. That says a lot about the power of soup.

Five months ago, I signed on as a Campbell Soup Company Ambassador. My goal was to introduce you to The Wisest Kid in the Whole World and to help you remember how wonderful a simply bowl of soup can be. I know I've discovered new recipes and re-thought ways to work soup into our meals. Dipping has now become an art form!

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My favorite parts of this campaign have been all the recipe inspiration. When I started cooking the Campbell’s Soup recipes were some of the first I mastered, now as a mom that's super busy, I am thrilled to reconnect with the hearty, simple, nutritious recipes that I find at 

www.campbellskitchen.com/wisestkid/home

I'm not alone, across the country moms were getting reacquainted with the genius of soup-themed dishes. Below are three top ranked recipes:
1. Mini Macaroni Cheese Cups
2. Mini Chicken Pot Pies
3. Cheesy Chicken Potato Casserole

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In our family, the Mini Macaroni Cheese Cups were a runaway winner--you can see all the top 10 here. We're now encouraging the kids to get into the fun. This weekend they picked the 

Better for You Chicken Parmesan

 for our Saturday night feast (watch for Instagram pictures!)

And my final bit of inspiration comes from this commercial:

This post was written in conjunction with a paid spokesperson program. I have been compensated by Campbell Soup Company and am disclosing such according to FTC guidelines. This post was not scripted and I have been a life-long Campbell’s Soup consumer.

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