Nothing to eat ---> Yum

I'm queen of playing the 'pantry/freezer game'.  You know, the bare bones, nothing to eat, must get to the grocery store, but (insert whine) "I don't want to go" game.  The game that sounds more fun than it is. 

While I never approach these challenges with enthusiasm, sometimes the results are better than expected!  I frequently will make dry beans or pasta in bulk and then toss the cooked versions in the freezer for times like these (white beans and elbows this time).  I almost always have an onion, stalk of celery, and a carrot or two in the fridge. I have a never ending stash of kale and herbs that I dried.  I have an equally never ending stash of green beans that I froze, plus lots of homemade broth.  Plus I found a package of bacon buried in the freezer.

And with that, I made a soup that my kids claim is the "Best Soup Ever". 

 In my freezer digging, I also found some Maine cranberries I froze and frozen homemade butter. Plus we always have eggs.  Cranberry bread to go with the soup.  It felt like feasting. And to think, I thought there was 'Nothing to eat'.
    Who else plays games like these? I can't be alone! 

1 comment:

  1. That looks so delicious and no doubt your bellies were warmed and filled for a good, long time. It really pays to freeze your extras ahead! Good work, Momma!



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