I keep finding things in the freezer that have been there waaaay too long!!
The bag of carrots at the front of this picture is a case in point. I have not during the course of this year bought any little 'baby carrots' ... but I unearthed these the other day. To be honest they looked a little worse for wear, well I guess I would too if I had been in a single plastic bag for over a year in a big deep freeze ... so it was to be expected.
I decided that I would hide their inadequacies in a big pot of soup and so gathered together some friends to join them. One of our big potatoes, an onion and a frozen pot of 'potato water'. If I'm making mash I never let the water go down the plughole when I drain the potatoes, I catch it in a bowl and once it's cool I freeze it in whatever is to hand to be the base of a soup or a stew. All the goodness is in that water and I wouldn't dream of losing it.
I haven't really added both the Bouillon and the McDougall's vegetable stock mix to the soup I was just decanting some from the big tub into the now empty Bouillon tub. It's much easier to get the little one out of the cupboard than the large square tub ... I just have to remember I've done it and not expect to find bouillon in the small tub :-)
Anyway added together this little assortment of ingredients kept us both in lunches for two days. You just can't beat a good panful of homemade soup can you, especially now that the weather has taken a real turn for the worse.
Today is a No Spend Day