Outside the online world I keep a notebook of all the recipes I frequently use as well as post here. Sometimes I wonder if this soup I make on chilly days or sick days counts as any kind of recipe as it’s basically throwing in stuff I happen to have around the kitchen – including leftovers. And it’s pretty basic. I imagine it’s a common recipe, but I’ll share what I usually throw in this, what I call a poor kid’s soup (again, I apologize for the lack of measurements):
Poor Kid’s soup (or improv soup)
Broth -chicken, beef or veggie. Canned or boullion
Frozen or fresh veggies
Any kind of uncooked pasta – if using spaghetti pasta, break up into smaller pieces
Any leftover meat or tofu (optional) – chicken, beef, sausage, etc…whatever’s leftover
salt & pepper, and whatever spices like basil, oregano, garlic powder to taste
cornstarch to thicken (optional)
1 can tomato sauce (optional)
1. Bring broth with thawed or fresh veggies and pasta to a boil
2. Add leftover meat/tofu if desired
3. Season with salt & pepper or whatever spices to your taste
4. Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes
5. Lower temperature to simmer about 1 hour
Optionally, you can add some cornstarch or flour if a thicker soup is desired. For more flavor, add a can of tomato sace.
Serve piping hot with toasted buttered bread or crackers and enjoy!