Saturday, December 20, 2014

Soup Flexipe

Recipes are nice, but if you are going to be a frugal eater you need a flexible.

If you don't know what a flexipe is check out this post on one of my favorite sites,  GetRichSlowly.

This past week I made broth and The Ogre flexed one of my mom's yummy soup recipes.

We had just read Carrot Soup with the kids so they were excited to help.

Carrot and Turkey Soup

Take a fat (The Ogre used butter) and saute some hardy vegetables (The Ogre used onions and plenty of shredded carrots) add a spice (The Ogre used thyme). When the veggies start to soften add some flour (oat flour was The Ogre's selection) and make a roux. Slowly add the broth in while stirring. The Ogre put so many shredded carrots in this soup that it was great without a grain,  but you could add quinoa/rice/noodle this time. Once the veggies are cooked to your liking and the grain is too, add the meat back in, a dash of salt to taste and enjoy. Preferably with some Big Bad Besan Bread with a slathering of butter.

If you don't have an ingredient, for heavens sake don't purchase it! Flex your creativity!

Oh, and don't forget to take your veggie scraps and put them in your freezer's broth bin! Now you are started on the next soup. It's like Amish Friendship Bread. ... It never stops!

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