This speedy but filling soup has a mildly spiced flavor, thanks to a cup of tomato salsa in the mix. It reheats nicely too, so you might want to double the batch and freeze what's left for another night.
Here's a full-flavored chili with just a touch of heat. If your kids don't like theirs too spicy, use only about three-quarters of the Southwest Seasoning Mix and save the rest to season other Tex-Mex dishes.
This warm and creamy soup gains rich flavor from the wild rice, chicken and bacon, and is a hit with adults and kids alike. It's ready in an hour, but you can speed your prep by using pre-cooked wild rice.