With Fall weather setting in my thoughts are turning to soup. I have a good way of making up a simple soup that also helps make sure leftovers get used up.
Whenever you have leftovers that aren’t enough for a full serving put them in a freezer container and put them in the freezer. Keep adding as you have leftovers. When the container is full it is time to make soup.
So what kinds of leftovers make good soup? Veggies and the cooking liquid, potatoes or sweet potatoes (even mashed will work), meat or fish, grains such as rice, quinoa, buckwheat, etc., leftover salad greens such as spinach or kale, leftover main course dishes such as red beans and rice, stir fry or fried rice. Some types of casseroles will also work and you can even use a bit of leftover soup if you have it.
Combine all your ingredients and heat. You may add more liquid if needed. Taste your soup before adding seasoning since the leftovers were probably already seasoned.