Refrigerator soup

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2005/02/15 10:07:18 (permalink)

Refrigerator soup

Recently my mom came to visit me for 2 weeks and she was shocked at how many leftovers we throw out. I'm not talking about enough food to feed a small army here but a spoonful of leftover corn or maybe half a serving of spaghetti. She said that we were throwing away the perfect ingredients of the soup she made at least once a month when we were kids and it just surprised me that I had completely forgotten this. Every night when we cleaned the kitchen she would take whatever leftovers we had and put them in this gallon container in the freezer. Broth from cooking fresh vegetables went in there, leftover chili, spaghetti and meatloaf went in there. The only thing that didn't go in there was salads. She said at the end of the month she would just look at it and if it wasn't tomatoey enough she'd add a can of stewed tomatoes, if we hadn't had enough leftover macaroni and cheese she'd add macaroni to it. Basically what she made was a really delicious soup completely free with stuff that commonly makes it to the trash. My mom is in some ways a really bad cook but the soup was always so good. Anyone else ever do this with leftovers?
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    tiki
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    RE: Refrigerator soup 2005/02/15 10:33:47 (permalink)
    My son LOVES my soups and calls them ALL by the same name---i let him know when i made soup and he would come by for lunch from work---one day he brought a coworker who asked "what kind of soup is it"---to which my my son replied---"Cream of refridgerator!"
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    Jennifer_4
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    RE: Refrigerator soup 2005/02/15 10:56:15 (permalink)
    That totally appeals to my frugal little heart..unfortunately we don't even have a spoonful left after my horde of locusts gets through with it..
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    RE: Refrigerator soup 2005/02/15 11:31:26 (permalink)
    Oh my, my grandmother used to do this, I will have to try it

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    RE: Refrigerator soup 2005/02/15 12:00:43 (permalink)
    In one of my past posts',I told that the best way to make soup is to tilt your refridgerator and whatever falls out,throw in a pot. Your ma is right on. I have never used a soup 'recipe' in my life(except for chowder)
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    rumbelly
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    RE: Refrigerator soup 2005/02/15 12:51:21 (permalink)
    If you are going to serve to picky people, the use of an immersion blender works wonders. Just puree it and pass it through a sieve, season, add cream if needed. Creme de fridge!
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    RE: Refrigerator soup 2005/02/15 14:21:31 (permalink)
    you realize of course that this very soup that e discuss here was basically what MOST of the world ate for thousands of years!!!--"What you got in a pot"soup!
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    RE: Refrigerator soup 2005/02/24 09:48:04 (permalink)
    Yes, we always did this...until we got a parrot,now he eats the leftovers.
    No more vegetable soup!
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