I made an awesome soup with random leftovers the other day, which means the four meals I got from it were basically free. It’s really simple to do. Just freeze all your extras. Yes, even if you only have enough to fit one of those little itty bitty containers. I know someone who is irritated by those little tiny containers that only have a couple bites in them (you know who you are 🙂 ). While I understand the frustration of having these tiny things hanging out in your freezer, they really come in handy sometimes. Like On the Fly Soup.
I had two little containers with beans (a mix of black, pinto and lentils), some CSA jalapenos and garlic, frozen sauteed onions and green peppers and chicken stock. I just let everything thaw in the fridge while I was at work. I came home and chopped, then sauteed the jalapenos and garlic in a little butter, added the other veggies, the beans and the stock. I seasoned it with some thyme, salt and pepper and let it simmer for about ten minutes. Soup’s ON!!
Add a fresh baked bun and some brie and you have a very happy Beka!