‘Bung it all in’ soup
There’s no recipe here. I don’t need to share one because I’m willing to put money on it that you already know the recipe. It’s the ‘bung it all in’ soup. The soup that uses up all of those bits and bobs of veg that are hanging around. The one that never looks or tastes the same twice because it solely depends on what you have in the kitchen.
Mine involved a bag of prepared casserole veg that I’d meant to use but hadn’t, a couple of parsnips, a handful of carrots that were looking a bit sorry for themselves and a couple of potatoes. All fried off for a few minutes, simmered in some chicken stock then blitzed and seasoned.
I’ve always said that I find soup comforting. Not just the eating but the act of cooking it. Which is probably why I prepared it today. I’ve some work starting tomorrow, still at home and only for a couple of hours in the mornings, but it means a change to our routine and I felt the need to prepare a little.
So. Tomorrow’s lunch is done. The toddler has been asking for soup for the past couple of days so she’ll be pleased. And I got the satisfaction of using up some veg before it was only fit for mum’s compost bin. I can also relax a bit knowing that, apart from heating it and thinning it down a little, I don’t have to think about what to feed my small person once she’s home from preschool.
And the added bonus? A comforting bowl for me, in front of the laptop and accompanied by a plastic bread sandwich. I’m ready to take on a new week.
As an aside, I’ve been rather shocked to find out that I’ve been shortlisted for a Britmums BIB award in the Tasty category. I had no idea that my blog had even been nominated, so a huge thank you to anyone who took the time to do that.
There are some fantastic blogs listed and it’s well worth having a look just to discover some new ones, perhaps in different areas than you read now. You can also vote for your favourite in as many or as few categories as you like at the bottom of the page linked to above.