I am trying my best to stay out of the grocery stores except for perishables.
I was very tempted to go today as I had a list of things I thought I needed.
But last week I read a blog of a very frugal woman with a family that talked about making "Pantry Soup".
The rule being that everything has to come from your pantry, fridge or freezer.
Being that it is 11 degrees outside today and I was so tired because I watched the late Ohio State football championship game, I thought this was a great idea.
Potato soup sounded wonderful to me.
I had potatoes, I also had celery and an onion.
I only had one lone can of chicken broth but found some dry chicken soup base that had never even been opened!
So I used 8 small to medium Russet potatoes, cut into chunks, about 1/2 cup of chopped celery, 1/2 cup of chopped onion put into some water with the soup base and the can of chicken broth. Boiled this until the potatoes were soft, added a can of cream of corn that I had, and about half a small package of grated cheddar cheese I had in the fridge. Salt, pepper and some garlic powder.
I used my stick blender to mix it a little. I left some hunks of potato.
It was really delicious.
Plus I have plenty for leftovers.
The perfect soup for this cold day.
I'm going to try and see how many pantry meals I can make!!