Using Your Leftover Vegetables

This is so frugal and easy!

Put a big plastic container in the freezer and every night after dinner put the tiny bit of leftover veggies and/or potatoes that you usually throw in the garbage in the container, juice and all. When the container is full, dump it in a pot and add a can of tomatoes and maybe some rice if you like.


Add some chopped celery, onions, and garlic if you want. Throw in some basil and thyme and any other spices you like and you have the best cheapest soup ever. Best of all the kids will eat all those veggies they claim they hate.

If you do add rice, chopped celery, onion or garlic make sure to cook them first in the tomatoes before you add all those already cooked veggies from your freezer container.

Servings: 6-10
Time:+/-20 Minutes Preparation Time
+/- 30 Minutes Cooking Time

By Barbara from Rouses Point, NY

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May 28, 20100 found this helpful

Years ago, this was called Refrigerator Soup. I just wanted to pass a story along about my mom. She worked in a little local diner. She had the habit of saving all the left over veggies that were on the menu for the day. On a cold NH winter day everyone was ordering soup.


People wanted something good & hot with taste, so my mom made a very large pot of her Refrigerator Soup. Well, the diner just kept the so call Helen's recipe and it is still served in the NH winters. And the funny part it's just left over veggies, meal stock, tomatoes etc. But it's the best soup ever.

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