Day in and day out we must come up with something to eat to put before those we love. It’s gratifying but to be sure, it’s a challenge.
Add to the monotony of daily food prep the fact that we are tired, we are rushed, we are stressed AND we are making every effort to save cash in the process and you have a dilemma. Plus, you still have to make dinner!
Poor baby. You need a nice cup of tea and a steaming bowl of soup! That will set things right again.
It’s a pity you cannot smell the soup that’s simmering in our kitchen right this moment…it’s a rich soup because of the chicken bones and all that lovely broth.
Broth is easy to make and it saves a ton of money while adding oodles of flavor. All you need to do is save your vegetable scraps as you prepare the vegetables for the soup. I like to trim the carrots and celery and onion and cut them into slices. All the “waste” is clean so it goes into a pot. I add salt and pepper and a bit of water and allow it to simmer while the vegetables saute`. I strain the potful into a container and save any broth I do not use for making gravy later on.
SIDEBAR: Because I was working with chicken, today I added a generous amount of poultry seasoning to the mix. Rosemary would be ideal for this, as well. END SIDEBAR.
As the soup reduces, I can add that broth to the pot and add flavor and character to it. The funny thing about soup is that it is delish to day but tomorrow it will be more delicious! How’s that work?
I like to put a covered pot or large casserole, lid and all,full of soup into the oven. I place it on a tray just in case there are drips and let the oven “babysit” while I do other things. Today the soup that occupies the oven is full of onion, celery, carrots, zucchini, potatoes, corn and green beans. All of these came from The Normanator’s garden! Tomorrow, when the pot is not so full, I’ll add some home canned tomatoes. That creates a whole new flavor treat and I won’t have to watch it–it can slide back into the oven while I look for more recipes to share with the Club Members!
Are you watching your food budget carefully? Do you use an EBT card from SNAP? How about WIC? Angel Food Ministries? Do you stock your pantry with help from food commodities or a food pantry? This Club was created with YOU in mind and we have so much fun figuring out ways to help you manage those food dollars while keeping your family healthy and content.
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