Thursday, January 10, 2013

Let them eat....soup!

Do you have a "soup starter" in your freezer? If not, you should! What's a soup starter you ask? It's a sneaky way to get a free meal! We all have those little bits of leftovers that aren't really enough to save, but enough we feel guilty throwing them out! Here's a fantastic, easy solution. Take a large freezer safe container and anytime you have any leftovers that would taste good in a veggie soup, place them in the container and back in the freezer. Anything that could go in a veggie soup is fair game. Corn, green beans, peas, carrots, onions, tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, marinara sauce, broth, tomato soup, cooked beef or steak, browned hamburger, sloppy joes, taco meat, just keeping adding until the container is full!

Think it sounds crazy? Just wait until you cook it and you will change your mind! Depending on what you have in your starter, you may need to add some broth, tomato sauce and/or water to get it "soupy." You may also want to add some herbs and spices. You'll never have the same soup twice!

Still skeptical? I'm a bit of a food critic and even I love it. Why not try it? All that food was probably headed for the trash anyway, right? Worst case scenario, it's a dud and you order pizza (my mom always said keep the pizza number handy when trying a new dish) or best case you have a yummy, "free" meal!

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