Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Day Eighteen - Scraps Make Soup

 

I decided not long after I got up that I would use the scraps and peelings that I have been saving in the freezer since the challenge started, to make some stock this morning.  There's no point in them just sitting there when I knew they would make a good vegetable stock.  I had in mind a bowl of lentil soup for lunch or my evening meal, and if it was going to be just lentils I wanted to have a rich stock to make it taste good.

While I had my first coffee of the day and then got on with other jobs, they simmered away long and slow, flavour developing and according to Alan making the whole lodge smell lovely.  I still haven't got my sense of smell back at all ... I do miss it. 😞


I was that busy faffing about making stock that I forgot to take a photo of my breakfast, but it looked almost identical to this one from a previous week, so you get the gist.


I obviously had my mind on other things because I also forgot to photograph the two slices of bread that I toasted and had with jam that I ate for my lunch.

The soup turned out lovely and eaten with the croutons that I made last week made for a very filling and tasty evening meal.  And even better there's enough of both soup and croutons left for lunch tomorrow.  It was a good use of a bag of scraps and peelings, along with 4oz of my red lentils.


Sue xx



14 comments:

  1. I dearly love a home made soup and yours looks delicious. xx

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    1. It was a lot thinner than soups I usually make which have more actual vegetables in them, but the flavour was amazing.

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  2. Well done Sue.
    The last couple of decades or so I feel we've been 'encouraged' to waste too much and not use up all the less-than-pretty cut off bits which are still perfectly edible. After watching a most depressing Martin Lewis show last night it's clear there are many people who are going to have to look at ways of saving on their food bills in the coming months.

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    1. I missed the Martin Lewis show I need to see if I can find it on catch-up tv, it sounds like it is worth a watch ... even if it is depressing.

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    2. Here you go:
      https://www.itv.com/hub/the-martin-lewis-money-show-live/2a1827
      (Series 12, episode 1)

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  3. I made fridge bottom clearance soup on Sunday and put in a tin of chickpeas and some lentils to thicken it-delicious! Catriona

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    1. I love emptying the fridge out for an end of week or start of week pot of soup. It's satisfying on every level isn't it.

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  4. The soup looks so yummy xx

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  5. The above comment was from me Jeannette for some reason I cannot sign in to comment

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  6. Your soup looks nice and rich. We are having soup tonight as well, adding in some sandwiches as Hubby likes those along with soup.

    God bless.

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    1. Soup and a sandwich are just a perfect meal aren't they.

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