YOU MAKE SOUP!
Have you ever had just a little of this and a little of that when cleaning out your frig and pantry and you just can't stand the thoughts of throwing it away? I was raised by a grandmother that always "thanked" the Lord for the food we had because she would say, "There are people all over the world that would love to have just a little bit of what we are eating". Then she would throw in..."It's a sin to waste food". Boy, that has stuck with me through the years. If my granny had of had the means I can assure you she would have taken in every child that she thought might would be hungry and she would have cared for them. The biggest thing on my granny was her heart!
So I had a handful of mushrooms left over that I had sliced up after fixing several batches of stuffed mushrooms and enough spinach for maybe one small salad so decided to saute the mushrooms in butter and then added the spinach. I sat it aside.
I had two small chicken breasts left over that my intentions was actually to make chicken salad but decided I wanted some chicken soup. Diced the chicken up and remembered that I had about two carrots left. So chopped them up and added it to my chicken with some chicken broth and seasoning and cooked til chicken was done and carrots tender.
I had two different shaped noodles and only a small amount of both so cooked them together until almost tender and added the noodles, mushrooms and spinach to my carrot and chicken stock.
I happened to look at the milk I had left in frig which was about a cup and tossed it in for just a little extra sweet and creamy flavor. I let it simmer for a little while and by lunch time I was ready for a bowl of hearty "throw together what you have" chicken soup.
I sprinkled a tad of Romano cheese on top and enjoyed my throw together soup!
Granny would have been proud! No waste and good to the last bite.
And....a cleaned out frig for sure. NOTHING left to eat so off to the grocery store I go!
What is something that you can remember your grandparents saying that has stood out in your mind over the years? Oh I have a list of things for sure tucked back in that old memory bank of mine. I actually need to sit down and write down some of the things that my grandparents have said. BUT....then I find myself saying the same things at time.
I hope that you have fond memories of your grandparents as I do.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy