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Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's Soup! The Easiest Use Of Left Overs....


I eat soup year round! A few nights back, I had left over chicken and rice...Plenty can be done with these ingredients! I chose to make tomato based soup, utilizing chicken and rice into a hearty soup, even though the temperature outside was a bit high. Tomato sauce, Italian spices, some milk, some cheese, and the base was simmered until blended. Adding already cooked ingredients made this a quick, tasty meal! I floated a tomato slice, with croutons and Parmesan cheese on top of soup....quite tomatoey, it was rich! Some like that, and some don't, but I don't make soup from a recipe- and neither do you!
Have a good week-end, everybody!

35 comments:

Vickie said...

Now that is one substantial soup! We don't have air conditioning up here, so soups are out for July & August unless we have a cool spell. But this sounds delicious, BD. Hope you're having a great summer!

otin said...

The one soup that I can eat all year long is split pea soup. I love it!

Gloria said...

We eat soup all year aroud too! dear, is fantastic, because I make a soup and with some toasts and salads the kids are happy!
I love specially veggies soups, peas and tomatoes and pumpkin! huggs gloria

Gloria said...

Have a lovely week end dear buffalo! gloria

Velva said...

I am loving this! My husband only likes to eat soup in the Winter bah-humbug, I love it year round. A perfect way to use leftovers.

Brian Miller said...

mmm..sounds great and that garnish made it look nice too i bet...

Mona said...

Your soups are always such wholesome meals in themselves. In India, Soups mean just appetizers.

doggybloggy said...

it sure does sound tomatoey - but good!

Intense Guy said...

So chunky you can eat it with a fork!

...and then use some good bread to sop up the juice.

Just telling it like it is said...

I love it! I always love to use leftovers in fun ways!

buffalodick said...

vick- We have aircon, but not a soup that can't be made in a slow cooker, that doesn't heat the house up!
otin- As a Dike Jumper(Dutch) split pea is common here!
Gloria- I never met a soup I didn't like!
Velva-Soup is too easy to ignore most of the year!
Brian- the tomato slice was a nice touch, went overboard on croutons!
Mona- I like them either way!
DogB- I like tomato soups, but this was a bit too rich..
I.G.- Still needed a spoon, but it was thick!
Darngirl- It was a good blend..

sheri said...

ooh, looks yummy! i say as long as the air is on in the house then soup is perfect! you have quite an imagination when it comes to the blend of ingredients that you used and i'll be right over to try it ;)

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I love soup, too. And you are right, we don't usually use recipes.

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buffalodick said...

sheri- It's fun to make up recipes!
Fingers- I thought you'd agree!

Chris said...

Looks nice and chunky, like I like 'em.

urban vegan said...

Soup is a great way to use up leftovers....but with this perpetual East Coast heat wave, the only soup I will eat now is chilled soup. Guess I should make some gazpacho?

blueviolet said...

That really does look like it would hit the spot just right!

Marjie said...

I like soup all the time, too. One of my grandmothers used to swear you needed to eat and drink hot things in summer to "make your innards match your outards." I never heard of an outard, but the philosophy is reasonable.

buffalodick said...

Chris- It had a thick body, that's for sure..
UrbanV- My house has aircon, so heat isn't too much of an issue..
BlueV- Seemed like a good dish with the leftovers!
Marjie- I've heard something similar about coffee..

intuitive eggplant said...

I'm completely with you on soup year-round, without recipes, but with leftovers. This one sounds mighty tasty and hearty!

carma said...

soup is hard to contemplate when it's 100 degrees out - although maybe some gaspacho...

jolie-jordan said...

Another great job Buff. We love soup here too. Any time of the year. One of the best comfort food that I know of. Right up there with macaroni and cheese. It's chicken here again today.
J-

Akelamalu said...

You can't beat home made soup! :)

The Good Cook said...

MMMM.. I love soup but it is just too darn hot here for anything that requires indoor cooking. Just got back from a 3 mile walk with the dog and I don't know who is panting more - me or her!

G-Man said...

What's a recipe'?

The Blonde Duck said...

Soup is always lovely!

drollgirl said...

YUM! i'd be all over this! i wish some was in front of me RIGHT THIS SECOND!!!

buffalodick said...

Eggplant- I'm pretty sure all good cooks wing it when it comes to soup!
carma- Aircon in the house...
J.J.- I make a mac n cheese soup that is pretty tasty..
Ake- Something light tonight..
Good Cook- Our dog is too old now for that!
G-man- Exactly!
BlondeD- We like it too!
Drollgirl- I wish I could have given you some!

Barbara said...

I really love soups, but rarely make them any more. I alternated making my dad a barley or pea soup...he loved it every day for lunch. And only those two. So maybe it's because I had to make soup for so many years.

My sister, the one in Spring Lake, is one of the greatest soup-makers I know. When I visit her I know I am going to have some great homemade soup every day. (is this a Michigan thing??)
It's just too hot for me to even consider it this summer!

buffalodick said...

Barb- Soup is popular here, for sure...

Heff said...

Yeah, but what can you turn SOUP into ? lol !

buffalodick said...

Heff- Not much after it's soup, I admit!

Chef E said...

Ha to Heff, a good one-

I am making 'odds and ends' soup tomorrow, may slip some country ham into it I need to use in the freezer, potatoes, onion, leeks, and a few other veggies I have to use up- hope hubby eats it with a smile!

Yours sounds great, I like tomatoes!

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