I always feel like a loser when I use bouillon cubes, particularly to make soup and not just to flavor a pilaf or something. Besides the fact that I feel I should be making my own stock, the bouillon cubes I use either taste WAY too salty and MSG-y (if I got the ghetto Knorr kind) or too bland (if I got the ones from the health food store). Happily, I discovered a Chowhound thread on bouillon cubes that talks about delicious ones, and where to find them. Turns out you can get a lot of them online. What a great thing to have on hand next time I’m feeling lazy.