Yes a Soup Bucket!
It's been unusually cold here, and soup is just nice on a cold night isn't it?
One small thing I've been doing for a while is to keep what I call a Soup Bucket in my freezer. It's really just a few freezer Tupperware type containers, but here's the premise:
- Every so often I have a few little tablespoons of veggies left over at the end of a meal. Instead of throwing them out, I put them in the freezer. This works well for things like green beans, carrots, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, even kale or spinach. Just throw it in there.
- Also when I make corn on the cob and have maybe one or two cobs left, I'll cut it off the cob and put the kernels in my bucket.
- We had a wild boar ham about a month ago and I had a few pieces left, I cut it in hunks and put it in my bucket.
- So yesterday I had to take all three kids to the dentist, I had made a loaf of fresh bread, and soup sounded good.
For the base of the soup I freeze tomatoes from the garden, so I took a few out, defrosted them, and ran them through my blender. It made a great tomato base.
I put it all in the crock pot and by the time we were back from the dentist we had a lovely meal ready for us.
Happy Homesteading Ya'll!