Sunday, November 29, 2009

Backpacking trip to Merced Lake

This is a very late trip report from our backpacking trip in May to Merced Lake. We found this trip in this Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevadabook.

This was definitely an awesome trip. If interested, check out the trip report and pictures here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Various Brands of Chicken Noodle Soup

Since I've been sick for the last few days, I've had a lot of experience with the different brands of chicken noodle soup they sell at Safeway. Namely the Progresso Chicken Noodle soup, the Campbells Chunky Chicken Noodle soup, and the classic Campbells Chicken Noodle soup...

My favorite is the classic Campbells Chicken Noodle soup, as bland as chicken noodle soup normally is, this one has the most flavor, or probably salt for that matter. The noodles and chicken pieces were also slightly better textured than the other two. I'm not asking for too much since it is chicken out of a can, for sick people.

Least favorite is the Progresso one, there was a lot of really gross mushy vegetables, the texture was a bit off for the soup, and it tasted very blah. Totally not recommended.

The Chunky one is OK, I don't really like the twisty noodle this one and the Progresso one has, it just is a lot of noodle with minimal flavor.

I guess this is what happens when you get sick for a few days, you write reviews on chicken noodle soup...