Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sunday Favorites



Hi everyone! Welcome to "Sunday Favorites". This weekly party is hosted by the very sweet Chari at Happy to Design. Drop by her blog and say hi and visit some other blogs and see what they are revisiting today!

The post I am revisiting was posted back in April. I thought with colder weather nearing, some simple and inexpensive "tummy warming" ideas would be appropriate. I hope you enjoy the post and get some ideas!


One of the many things a well stocked kitchen should have is bouillon. There are all kinds of varieties available. Bouillon is one of those multi-tasking kind of foods. You can buy it cheap and it stores easily. And bouillon can be a great way to stretch your food budget. You can use bits and pieces of leftovers and create a quick and cheap snack or part of a lunch.

Want some ideas for bouillon use?

**gravies
**sauces
**soup stock

Okay, so the above we all know about. How about making your own "Cup-a-soup"?

Here are a few combinations to try. Remember, just play around with flavors you like.

Tomato Beef = a cup of beef bouillon and a 1/2 of tomato juice. (I like to spice it up with Redhot)

French onion = 1 cup of beef bouillon + a tsp of dried onions and a dash of garlic. If you want you can add some cheese and a piece of stale bread or croutons to the top.

Lemon rice soup = 1 cup of chicken bouillon + 1 tsp of lemon juice + 1 tsp of instant rice

Vegetable = use either beef or chicken bouillon + dried vegetable flakes + dash of garlic powder and onion powder.

The list of combinations are endless. Think of the different spices you have and try different combinations. Curry powder? Red pepper flakes? Fresh herbs? Chili powder?

And try adding some bits of leftover meats (crumbled bacon, sausage, bits of ham, chicken, turkey and beef roasts)

Also you can add starches ( a few crumbled noodles will cook pretty fast in a cup of boiling bouillon, add a tsp of instant mashed potato flakes, a little instant rice)

The point is, it is cheap, easy, yummy and a budget stretcher. Not to mention there are 100's of combinations you can make. No need to go out and buy anything special, just add what you have on hand!



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6 comments:

  1. Great post Thanks for entering my giveaway.. Have a great night.

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  2. Good ideas. I love soup! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Que buenas recetas de sopa a mi me encantan pero aqui empezó el calor hoy hizo 42 grados , así ensalada de lechuga y tomate y carne asada, nada más, gracias por visitarme muy dulces su palabras con cariño Chany.-

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  4. Hi Diann...

    Great post, my friend...thank you for sharing it with all of us for Sunday Favorites this week! I have never thought about making my own "cup-of-soup"! This would be so easy...inexpensive...and low-cal! WOW...I'm going to try this...I could live off of soup!!!

    Thank you again...for joining in with Sunday Favorites!
    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  5. Some of those sound pretty good - may have to try some of them. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I remember when the store bought cup o soup came out and it was so disgusting.
    I think your versions would taste a whole lot better.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Diann :)