Our weather out here can’t quite make up its mind what it’s going to be doing from one day to the next. It makes menu planning a bit of a dicey game! Am I going to make that leek and potato soup I had in mind (and in fact even picked the leeks from the garden) or should I make bacon and tomato sandwiches (with tomatoes still from the garden, of course!)? Summer or fall? Which is it?
Last weekend I made another batch of Carrot and Pasta Soup since I’d collected enough chicken bones and veggie scraps in the freezer for a fresh pot of chicken broth. I had thought it would make a nice lunch for me all week but we had a few extra for dinner and the kids ate it all up! I barely had enough broth left to freeze, although I did manage to freeze a few 1 cup portions but I had expected more. So when I was at the market and saw a whole cup-up chicken marked down $2 I snatched it up and made more broth the other day. In fact, I had gotten some little seasoning package as a sample and threw it in the broth and it came out quite good! I often make the broth from leftover bones (necks, wings, etc.) but this time I ended up with fresh chicken so had a few cups of cooked chicken to use up. Eldest requested a chicken pot pie.0