Saturday, December 15, 2018

Never The Same Twice Soup for #SoupSaturdaySwappers

I wasn't sure I'd be participating this month, but dinner the other night had a scant cup of leftover casserole filling along with some leftover canned corn and then I remembered I had some leftover sausages and meatloaf in the freezer.  I also had some leftover green onions and half a tomato.
Why am I telling you all about my leftovers?
Never the Same Twice soup for #SoupSaturdaySwappers
Well, the theme this month is soup made from Leftovers.   It's hosted by Karen of Karen's Kitchen Stories. 
She asked that we make a soup from leftovers, whether from the holiday or whatever leftovers we had. 
Usually I have all kinds of bits and bobs of leftovers in my freezer, but I've been making a very conscious decision to cook only what we eat for a meal.  That's just cause the freezer was getting pretty full there.  And when 'someone' doesn't label items properly, you can get some interesting items left over.
OK, so it's me.  I tend to wrap up something, think I'll remember what it was in its' previous incarnation, but I don't always succeed.
And I'm tired of playing mystery ingredients.  New rule, I label and date it all and if it's not used up within a month, it becomes an offering to the Kitchen Goddess or her consort the Garbage Guy.

Well, as I said, I wasn't too sure I'd be joining in the soup-fest this time round, but I did.
And I even used some leftover bread from the freezer as an accompaniment to the soup.  Score!

This is not a proper recipe per se.  It did incorporate leftovers from three separate meals though.
And it made enough for two filling meals, OK, two lunches and one breakfast.   I like having a hot bowl of soup for breakfast.  And since it had sausage in it, I figured it was breakfasty, well that and the slice of cooked, chopped bacon I topped it with. 

 1 cup Enchilada Casserole filling
1/2 cup canned corn with peppers
3 cups turkey stock
3 link sausages, cooked
1 slice Forloren Hare meatloaf, chopped
1/2 fresh tomato, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
2 slices cooked bacon, chopped 

Mix all together and simmer for 10- 15 minutes, top with the cooked bacon and serve.   This goes really well with some leftover No-Knead bread.
Never the Same Twice soup for #SoupSaturdaySwappers
I think you could use any kind of leftover casserole filling and just add a few extra ingredients to make a tasty, filling and totally delicious soup.

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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

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.


  1. What a combination of leftovers! I chuckle as I had to "clean out the freezer" My leftovers consisted of two baggies of chipotles! I skipped the freezer!

    1. It was an interesting combination, but it really tasted good. How do you keep from 'loading' the freezer with stuff if you only had a couple bags of chipotles?

  2. This reminds me of my childhood. Each week my Mom would clean out the refrigerator. All leftovers went into a pot for soup. My Mom called it 'garbage" soup. It was always good, no matter what was in it.

    1. I've made 'stone' soup before and ended up chucking it,cause it just didn't taste good. We rarely had leftover stuff, Mom would manage to either re-purpose it, or we'd have it for lunch the next day.

  3. I love the name of this soup! I would love a bowl for breakfast!

    1. I'm totally making this one again. I usually have leftover Enchilada Casserole and end up eating it for lunch a couple of days but it made a great soup. I might even cook some sausage up and keep it in the freezer for this soup again. Everything played so nicely together.

  4. Perfect use of leftovers Sid! So delicious.

  5. We would love your soups, they all look wonderful! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipes with us!
    Miz Helen


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