Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pantry Soup

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!!




  1. I always say I am going to make potato soup...you are an inspiration, Shirley!...:)JP

  2. I stayed up to watch the Ohio State game too. We are Big Ten fans/Michigan State fans here.It was a great win.
    I put together a big pot of split pea soup the other day using up ham leftover from Christmas. In so many ways, we think alike. I love reading about your dogs,cat and chickens. Stay well.

  3. I'll bet that was delicious Shirley. I love being thrifty any way I can. It helps make up for my Diet Coke. ~smile~
    I had a pantry soup that was published in a Gooseberry Patch cookbook. Here's the link on my blog: http://harvestlanecottage.blogspot.com/2010/03/spicy-can-opener-soup.html

    I'm so glad you talked back today at Harvest Lane Cottage.
    I hope we can become blog friends.


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