My weekend was a little nuts. On Friday, we found out that the house we’d been eyeing, only to have it removed from the market in October, was back on the market. As Brian and I pondered whether to make an offer on Saturday morning, we discovered that the flash drive containing his (due this month) master’s thesis was nowhere to be found. Panic increased as we tore apart the house– going through the laundry, trash, couch cushions, school bags and every where else we could think of– in a fruitless search.
So I was really grateful that, thanks to DailyBuzz Food, I had been offered the opportunity to try Panera Soups and didn’t have to cook dinner on Saturday night. There’s no telling what kind of drama that would have caused. I was also grateful that when Brian came to pick me up from my volunteering on Saturday morning, he’d found the flash drive. Crisis averted.
It’s no secret that I love soup, especially on a snowy, gross day like Saturday. I’m pretty familiar with Panera’s soup line; they’re a reliable option for when I’m out and about. We didn’t check Panera’s soup website to see what the soups of the day were before our arrival (did you know it was possible to do that? I didn’t), but I knew there would be something I liked. Because I never make it at home, I ordered the French Onion soup and a ham and Swiss sandwich.
The meal was the perfect conclusion to a busy day of flash drive searching, volunteering, and Christmas shopping. The soup’s flavor was richer than I remembered and I loved the croutons and cheese that topped it. My ham sandwich completely hit the spot as well. Brian’s Baked Potato soup was equally awesome, though he only shared a bite (but that bite was enough to remind me that I need to make potato soup soon.)
Disclaimer: As part of the DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker program, I received a gift card and stipend to try Panera Bread soups. All thoughts and opinions are my own.