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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Making Soup

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
This is really a two part post, but the point of the post is to show how you can cook good food for very cheap. This past week since it has finally turned towards chilly weather, (well more like cool but one can hope right?) I decided to cook some soup but I didn't want to spend a lot of money.

So I dug in my freezer and found some chicken scraps that I had set aside, some cooked and frozen elbow macaroni and a medley of frozen vegetables as well. So I started the chicken scraps boiling in a pot, to this I added salt and some garlic powder and a tinch of black pepper for taste.

When this broth was finished, I strained out the scraps and reserved the broth. Then I started some butter to melt in another pot, I added a tinch of oil to keep the butter from burning. When the butter was thoroughly melted I added some flour and browned it to make roux. When it was brown and just before burning I stirred in the chicken broth and kept it moving to make cream of chicken soup. To this concoction I then added the frozen vegetables and the elbow macaroni, now thawed of course.

My kids have subsequently tore up the soup in the last couple days. In fact there is probably only two helpings left.

As I said the point of this post is to show that for cheap you can make some fantastic food. I save all the scraps that I can. From steak to chicken to ham and pork all can be used for something. Either for soups or for cooking beans.

Feel free to add any other recipes or tips in the comments below.

Blessed Be!

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