‘Home-cooked’ food with practically no effort.  Extra time to sip on some Sauvignon!

We decided the evenings this winter should be filled with a little less cooking-with-wine, and a little more leisure-time-with-wine.  We looked to Pesto Princess‘ new soup range because when you need convenience in your life you shouldn’t have to give up on flavour, and if anyone combines flavour and convenience ‘royally’, so to speak, it’s them.  With four soup flavours, each one delicious, we saw four opportunities to share a Soup and Sauvignon (Blanc) Supper Suggestion.  No thinking left to do on your part; all you need to do is get hold of the soup and the wine!

Of course, if you have 8 minutes to spend in the kitchen, you might like to fry up some bacon bits for a meaty twist.  But it’s likely you’ll want to pop open that Sauvignon Blanc in the fridge and savour a few sips while you’re busy not cooking.  

We picked the Ashbourne Sauvignon Blanc /Chardonnay to enjoy with dinner.  A delightful blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay by the highly respected Hamilton Russel family, it is a fresh and fruity, beautifully balanced crowd-pleaser from the picturesque cool-climate Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.  (We overheard someone in the store saying it’s a fantastic buy, especially for the price which averages at a little below R100.  A real steal.)

So that’s that!  Supper and wine is sorted.  Do enjoy.

Oh!  And by the way; for every soup purchased, Pesto Princess is giving a hot meal to a homeless person or a hungry learner through the inspirational Ladles of Love soup kitchen.  Heart-warming, right?  You’ll find their soups in the fridge at Wellness Warehouse and top SPAR stores in the Western Cape.  (If you’re elsewhere in the country, complain loudly so they send some to you. 😉 )

#SoupAndSauvignon Supper Instructions

Ready the Soup
  • Pour the soup into a saucepan and heat slowly on a low-medium heat, stirring now and then, until it starts bubbling.
Pour the Wine
  • You know what to do here.
Prepare the Bacon Bits
  • Cut bacon into bite-sized strips or small squares.
  • On a medium heat, fry them in a little olive oil for about 5-10 minutes stirring regularly, until they reach your preferred crispiness.
Dish Up

Heat bowls (a little hot water from the kettle works nicely) and serve soup with bacon bits and a sprinkle of chopped chives, and a refreshed glass of Sauvignon Blanc.