Friday, May 2, 2014

Stone Soup aka Freezer Soup

I was hunting something in my freezer last week, and had pulled out all manner of bags and containers with bits and pieces of food that I didn't want to 'waste'.  And after taking a look at this pile of bags, etc., sitting on the island I got an idea.

Stone Soup... 
Only a few things were labeled, no dates, and not enough of any one thing to make a meal of.

I started thinking of the parable of the beggar who made a pot of soup using a stone as the starter and the villagers each contributing a little something, some herbs, a few carrots, some potatoes, and the beggar ending up with a great big pot of soup that could feed the whole village. 

 So I threw the all those ingredients into a pot.
 Added a little water, just so nothing would scorch
Picked some fresh oregano and thyme from one of my herb pots outside.










Added that in and put a lid on the whole thing and let it simmer for an hour or so...
And there you have it.  My version of Stone Soup. 

Here's the whole list of what went into the pot:

Green Pepper (maybe half of one)
Red Pepper (half of one)
Tomato's (leftover diced tomatoes from making Taco's)
Red Onion (half of a red onion)
Field Peas and Snaps (had a partial bag)
Leeks  (leftover from when I made the Leek Pancakes)
Chicken Juice (not quite stock)
Chicken Stock
Andouille Sausage (leftover from making Jambalaya the last time)
Mushrooms
Pork Roast (just a couple of slices

I also picked a few sprigs of Thyme and Oregano from my pots outside, let the whole thing cook up and then I tasted it for seasoning.  Found out I didn't need to add any salt, the spice from the Andouille Sausage gave it a nice kick and I now have lots of soup.  After eating some of it, I did consign it to the freezer.

At least this time it's in nice neat little containers and ready to go. 








Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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