Sunday, September 21, 2008

Call Me Cheap

Well, please remember that we are a single income family that is stretching a dollar so far to its limit that the Stretch Armstrong company is calling us. So we are learning not to waste in the house and especially in the kitchen. We do not overfill our plates, we cook enough to make for leftovers the next day(Hubby and son take their lunches to work).

But I have discovered a new way to make soup base. But my inspiration came from Cook, Study, and be Crafty but there are times we do not have enough to buy all of the veggies needed to make said soup. Fear not, I am Mrs. Frugal. We(My daughter and myself) are saving our scraps. What I mean is that when we peel off the outer layers of cabbage, we throw it in the freezer style bag and we keep filling it with items that we used to throw away.

Examples of what we used to throw away, but now throw in a freezer bag:
Carrot ends
Celery ends and leaves
Outer cabbage leaves
Peels of carrots when we peel them(Redundant...I know)
Onion skins
Bits of potatoes

Once we have two bags filled, we plan on trying out our little venture. When we do, you all will be the first to hear about it.


River said...

Ooh, this is kind of like
"Frankenstein" soup! Can't wait to see the fabulous recipe you guys create!

Permission to Mother said...

I've been making the Magic Mineral Broth per "Crafty" with fresh veggies. I never thought to save the ends and trimmings in the freezer for THIS purpose. I have started a bag and I'll be ready for more broth soon. Thanks for this new twist on making the broth.

Veggie said...

I've been meaning to try this but so far I only have the onion peelings, I think they'll be freezer-burnt by the time I get to them.