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Feb 9th, 2014, 20:31 PM  
TwylaDee
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Making soup

It's cold and snowy and I am out of a lot of groceries but don't feel like going out to shop.

I had one small chicken breast and some frozen vegetables so I put on a pot of soup. I threw the chicken and vegetables in with some brown rice. I added some water and chicken bouillon and a can of chick peas. I worried about throwing in the chick peas but it all came out fantastic! It's really tasty.

Now my pantry and freezer are nearly empty but I managed to squeeze out lunch and dinner for today and probably lunch for tomorrow too. I'll worry about shopping tomorrow.
 
Feb 9th, 2014, 21:39 PM  
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That sounds great! It's such a good way to use up things that you have, and soup is so warming in the winter.

I have never made soup before but I really should give it a go!
 
 
Feb 11th, 2014, 02:06 AM  
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Oh, you should give it a try. You'd be surprised how easy it is to make soup. You don't really need a recipe. Just throw whatever you have into the pot. I usually always use bullion, though, for the base.
 
Feb 11th, 2014, 09:42 AM  
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I will definitely give it a try! I love soup and I think homemade soup would be even nicer!
 
 
Feb 11th, 2014, 11:35 AM  
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We make a lot of soup. It's cheap, easy, and far tastier than anything that you get from a can.

I'm glad that you figured a way to avoid going out in the really awful weather.
 
Feb 12th, 2014, 01:14 AM  
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I find that tomato juice or V8 juice makes a really nice, low calorie, vitamin rich base for soup too. Throw in the juice, add in your veggies and whatever else you want and there you go!
 
Feb 12th, 2014, 01:17 AM  
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I usually boil the chicken in water. That is what I use for the base. I love homemade soup. I hate taking the chicken off the bone though. When I start with a whole chicken as the base the soup is the tastiest!
 
Feb 12th, 2014, 04:06 AM  
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It's good that you found something to eat! I agree, you really don't need a recipe to make soup. I bet it tasted wonderful! It sounds like it did.
 
Feb 12th, 2014, 05:01 AM  
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Just don't leave it in the crock pot too long. I did that once with chicken and rice. It turned into chicken porridge...not quite so yummy. I love rice, but I draw the line at porridge!
 
Feb 12th, 2014, 17:30 PM  
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I usually boil the remains of a whole chicken for my soup base. It is so good when you have fresh stock. If I don't have any of that on hand I will use chicken stock in the carton. Homemade soup is a cheap, easy and more importantly, healthy meal idea.
 
 
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