Leftover's Soup

It's an affordable, but still decent meal. It really helps stretch things on my tightening budget these days. Leftovers from the day before - it can be anything, like breakfast hash for example - plus a soup base of your choice, even half a can of on sale condensed broccoli soup, and voila, you have dinner. I fill my growling tummy and don't feel guilty about wasting food, which I hate to do especially since we waste way too much food in Canada already.

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You used to be able to waste food in Canada

Nov 9, 2021 at 3:54am

But Canada is literally going to shit

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Leftovers rule!

Nov 9, 2021 at 7:29am

Recently bought a large 2nd hand upright freezer. Anytime stuff is on sale at the supermarket I buy it and freeze it. That includes lemons, limes and avocados. Just huck them in the freezer whole. Haven't tried it yet but I've heard you can do the same with eggs - leave whole. The avocados turn out mushy but perfect for guac. The lemons and limes are juicy, don't recommend slicing for drinks but perfect for squeezing into your recipes or drinks. I just froze a bunch of my fresh garden cilantro and sliced onions into airtight baggies to add to stews, etc. later. Cut up and freeze watermelon to eat icy like slurpies, whole cherries. Same goes for leftovers like turkey, veggies - freeze and use later for stews, soups and sandwiches. Saves costs over winter months when produce gets super expensive! Nom! Nom!

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GS Needs

Nov 9, 2021 at 5:25pm

More titillating,hard hitting,shocking,and outrageous confessions such as this.
OP- you are a legend.

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Canned

Nov 9, 2021 at 6:24pm

soup almost always are full of too much salt and its not good for you not to mention al the preservatives for shelf life. Its how fake flavor is produced at low cost because real flavor comes from time consuming and layering of ingredients. Its just another industrialized poison with quaint homey branding galore for mass appeal.

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@GS Needs

Nov 9, 2021 at 8:01pm

I usually do submit those but reviewers tend not to publish them. They like what they like I guess.

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@Leftovers rule!

Nov 9, 2021 at 8:03pm

You bet fellow food warrior! :)

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Hey GS

Nov 9, 2021 at 8:58pm

If y’all started a food offshoot of Confessions I’d be all over it. These posts are always polarizing but I love them, as well as tips like the ones given by Leftovers Rule.

It would be great to have a place to chat about recipes, cost saving ideas, food nostalgia, donating food, etc.

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Anonymous

Nov 9, 2021 at 11:10pm

I hope you have more than soup and potato in your diet. Your body needs much more nutrients than that

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I love this one!

Nov 10, 2021 at 7:04am

It gave me a great appetite for something eclectic! Thanks, I'll take a look in the fridge & see what's there.

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Leftovers rule!

Nov 10, 2021 at 7:40am

My habits stem from food insecurity as a kid. We never had enough to eat and would have popcorn for dinner more often than not. It was years before I could eat popcorn again. That experience isn't a one off, it is still happening to too many families and people today. You can make a great stew with one carrot, one potato or macaroni, some spice and a sausage or a bit of meat or fish. Practical, not wasting anything and nutritious. I agree with @Canned. And really, when you break down the time it takes to drive to a McFood, wait in line in your car (if you can afford one) polluting the air or standing in line for a McCrap meal, you could've easily whipped up dinner in the same time or less. The pandemic has made food insecurity worse for many folk. Canning is a good option but I find just freezing the produce is easiest.
Old story: Stone Soup https://www.learningtogive.org/sites/default/files/handouts/Story_Stone_...

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