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Old 08-16-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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Thrift store
I love thrift stores, also, last night notices some cookware marked waaaaay down at Ross, no soup pots, but other stuff.
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Hey marylee54 --
You could use the basic soup as snack food for the kids. Just keep it on the stove, LOL.

"Hungry? Eat soup!"

(For people going "Huh??", it pertains to another thread<g>)
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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The price of canned soup is outrageous! Last night I paid $1.22/can (8 oz condensed campbells) bean with bacon, and split pea. Used to be about 39 cents! At that price soup is a luxury item!

So, recipies for good soups I can make, perhaps in a crock pot, etc! Thanks!


We bought the same exact thing Friday afternoon when we went shopping. We paid 1.79/can !!!

We eat a lot of soup in the winter. Good recipes so far.
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:53 PM
 
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Are you all aware that there is a recipe section in Food & Drink?
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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Are you all aware that there is a recipe section in Food & Drink?


I am and pretty sure the others are as well. My thought is that with the price that was was paid for some canned soups, the OP was looking for another (frugal) alternative.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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Chinese chicken broth:

Whatever chicken bones/pieces you have around
One onion
1 tbsp ground ginger/preferably a thumb-sized knob of the fresh stuff, crushed

Bring to a boil, skim the impurities as they rise as foam (that scummy stuff on top), and then simmer for as many hours as you have in the day. Drain in a fine mesh strainer, and you should have a beautiful golden stock.

To make it eggdrop, add beaten eggs or eggwhites to the broth while it's at a simmer, and stir slowly till the eggs are cooked.

Or add a bunch of sliced mushrooms and scallions for a delicious Japanese steakhouse style soup.

Or stuffed and steamed wontons for wonton soup.

I make this all the time..and we never run out of uses for it. Healthy and low fat too!
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:51 PM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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The price of canned soup is outrageous! Last night I paid $1.22/can (8 oz condensed campbells) bean with bacon, and split pea. Used to be about 39 cents! At that price soup is a luxury item!

So, recipies for good soups I can make, perhaps in a crock pot, etc! Thanks!

Some great ideas so far. I go into shock almost everytime I go grocery shopping now.


This is the Spinach and Bean and Rice Soup but you can use cabbage instead of the spinach or use both. I make a big batch and freeze in smaller portions.

32oz. Chicken broth(use bouillon to save money)
3 carrots-diced
2 stalks of celery-sliced
3/4 bag fresh spinach chopped up( or cabbage)
1 cup instant brown rice(or pasta)
1 can Northern Beans(or any kind of bean that you like)
Italian seasoning
Chicken seasoning


Pour broth into a pot. Bring to a boil. Add carrots first and then celery. Lower to a simmer and cover. When tender add spinach. Then add rice and seasonings until done. Add beans last so they don't explode. Serve with parm cheese


You can also check out this thread. There are some good ideas here:
Inexpensive Meal Idaes For Tough Times!
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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32oz. Chicken broth(use bouillon to save money)
Heh. Make your own broth and save more. I have a gallon in the freezer right now. Plus a baggie full of broth ice cubes
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:08 PM
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Heh. Make your own broth and save more. I have a gallon in the freezer right now. Plus a baggie full of broth ice cubes

Good idea but I must be broth challenged, lol. Every time I make homemade broth it tastes dishwater bland.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Suggestions ...
Use a heavier hand when you add spices
or
Use less water (for 1 carcass, I use 6 cups)
or
Add a little soy sauce
or
cheat a little and add a bouillon cube or bouillon granules
or
add red pepper flakes
or
:-)
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