If you find yourself with lots of little containers in the fridge at the end of the week, why not make Leftovers Soup? I love having a place to throw those sad-looking carrots, spoonfuls of peas and beans leftover from the week's meals, and a small amount of meat. I can stretch 1/4-1/2 lb of meat or chicken into a full meal for my family of five this way. Add potatoes or another starch (rice, pasta, etc.) and you've got a one-pot meal that's easy to make and easy to clean up.
- 1/4 - 1/2 lb chicken or beef, either cooked or uncooked
- 4 cups vegetables of your choice
- 2 potatoes, chopped, or add rice or pasta at the end
- 6-8 cups broth
This time around, I used leftover beef from a pot roast I'd made earlier in the week along with all the veggies that were left in the fridge. Another time, I used chicken sausage with some bits of spinach, carrots, and leftover pasta. You can make lots of great combinations while cleaning out the fridge!
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This recipe is linked up to Gluten-Free Wednesdays at Gluten-Free Homemaker, Tasty Tuesday at Beauty & Bedlam, CraftOManiac Mondays at CraftOManiac, Feasting in Fellowship Friday at Comfy in the Kitchen.