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February 10th, 2017 at 11:41 am

Lately the moment we finish eating one batch of soup, I start another. Gone is the veggie soup; we're on to slow-cooker potato which smells fabulous right now.

DH is at his interview and will stop and take the pre-employment drug test on the way home. This is yet another interview for a job other than the one he's accepted. Worth talking to people, right?

CCF's list got me thinking about my pantry/freezer progress which has been pretty darn good. A couple weeks ago I bought 10 lbs of potatoes because they were 59cents for the entire bag. We like potatoes, but not that much, so we've been throwing them in soup and having the occasional baked potato with toppings for lunch. But I swear they're multiplying in the pantry. Today's soup used six of them. I also pulled out a jar of mincemeat. Put mincemeat in the lima bean category for me, but the old Brit loves mince tarts, and sometimes his mean wife actually gets around to making some. It seemed too putzy this week to make tarts, so I used the bar recipe on the jar and froze half. I only wish I liked them. I'm making a batch of brownies too with chocolate chips since I seem to have an abundance of them--particularly the mini ones that DD used to like in pancakes. The pantry looks much better, but I could and will work through it for another month or so. Lots of pecans to use, so maybe more granola?

I'm very slightly loosening the purse strings--drinks out with friends tonight and maybe a small Valentine treat for all of us. But though we've mostly managed to live on my salary, we still have ground to make up once DH starts work on the 20th. It's an ongoing mission.

6 Responses to “Soup!”

  1. Ssnafu Says:

    Another soup advocate here. It's so nice to walk in the door and be welcomed b the fragrant, hot, ready to eat crockpot of soup waiting for all. This year it's been a treat after the nerve jangling drive home in blizzards. We're currently in Vietnam where the preferred breakfast is soup with in the frige.

  2. Ssnafu Says:

    appologies, scrambled yet again.

    trying to say... VN, preferred breakfast is soup + rice noodles with a handful of bean sprouts added at table to absorb flavour and add protein and vitamin etc. I try to keep deglazing sock from roasted meat/veggies in a jar in the fridge as base which merely needs to be heated to a rolling boil. I'm adding their theme of slivers of chicken or fish balls [frozen in our food stores].
    In China they add scrambled egg to soup. They also offer tapioca soup with fruit for dessert

  3. scottish girl Says:

    When you say mince tarts, do you mean mince pies? I think the ones with icing on top are the best Smile

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I;m a soup lover too. Smile

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Yes, Sarah--those small ones seem like tarts not pies. I made bars--what British magazines tend to call a traybake. Do you call them traybakes too? I found a tin of custard powder in the pantry and he made a batch of custard to go with them. He couldn't be happier--and neither DD or I like them --or custard much either.

  6. scottish girl Says:

    I suppose they do seem like tarts. Yeah we call them traybakes too. I've never had them with custard. My kids love them!

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