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Saturday, July 15, 2017
Working with the weather and avoiding food waste
Lunches at home are traditionally leftovers, if they exist, if not a simple sandwich.
Weather was terribly hot just 2 days ago, but temps plummeted to 60, raw and rainy yesterday, making it a perfect opportunity to get a pot of soup going. I was able to use the ingredients above: long in the tooth chive, carrots, egg noodles, broccoli (I just used the longer stems, reserving the florettes for a quiche tomorrow), green beans in chopped tomatoes, 2 containers of chicken stock, some of the reserved chicken fat for sweating off a mirepoix, celery, potato. A can of white beans is the protein source and I also added some spices, water.
The soup before adding the noodles
Lunch! It is delicicious, while I had 2 bowls, DS had a grilled cheese with his.
Older DS stopped by on his way home from work and picked up a container of soup for his supper last night. I used a 4 quart pot on purpose as it's hard for me not to make a huge caldron of soup! Just DS #2 and I are home this weekend, DD is away.