Using Breakfast Leftovers For Making A Frugal Dinner

Such a Frugal Day! Hubby took me out for Breakfast with a 2 for 1 coupon, I had Ham and Eggs, Took home almost 1/2 lb of ham steak! OK what to do with this ham? On the way home I remembered I had a couple of bags of split peas (of course bought with a coupon). Cleaned those, set on a pot of water, cut up leftover baked potatoes and a few carrots, onions. Added the chopped up ham and a few hours later, SOUP! A neighbor stopped by and offered us a half loaf of fresh bread to trade for some soup, and we had fresh apples from our tree for dessert! Great frugal day!


By Terry from Goodsprings, NV

November 19, 20080 found this helpful

Great story. I love to make soups with whatever leftovers we have. Last week, I was cleaning out the freezer (in anticipation of turkey leftovers next week!) and I came across three containers of individual grilled chicken breasts and seasoned rice. I sauteed some onions and garlic, added in chicken broth, some leftover mini bell peppers I had from a party veggie tray, cut up the chicken and added it and the rice in the pot. A little seasoning and time to simmer and it was the perfect hearty fall soup, thick and creamy. The family ate it up so now I am going to have to recreate it :)

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November 20, 20080 found this helpful

I make a very good soup with left overs,corn,beans,chicken,sausage & pork chops,ad a can of tomato sauce,cup of diced onions & cup of diced celery,put in a slow cooker that you can put in microwave,cook it for 20 min then let it cook for 30 min in the slow cooker,makes severals meals for 2 people,serve with saltines or bread.

Kathleen ,Dothan,Al

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