Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Roasted Root Soup

Do you save tiny amounts of leftovers? I do; they make great ingredients for lunch. If it at least half fills an 8 ounce custard dish, it's good for lunch ingredients.

So, it's a damp 50 degrees today, and soup seemed like a great lunch. I had a bowl full of roasted roots in the fridge, so decided to turn them into soup

ROASTED ROOT SOUP

1 cup roasted roots
1/2 cup diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)
1 tsp beef base (or 1 beef bouillon cube)
boiling water

Microwave the roasted roots and tomatoes until they're hot, 1 to 2 minutes,
in a microwavable cup or bowl. Add the beef base or bouillon cube, pour boiling water to fill the cup, stir until the beef base dissolves, and serve at once. We had this with salad for lunch, and it was great. If you had a little leftover beef, it could be shredded and added, but there wasn't any in my fridge. That's not surprising; my guys rarely leave any meat on the serving platter.

Making soup from leftovers is really so easy; you can make it in a Thermos to take to work for lunch, or it only takes a couple of minutes from the time you decide you're starving and it's time for lunch. Try it the next time you find a tiny amount of leftovers hanging around in your refrigerator!

14 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Love your new header.
Great way to use up leftovers, I wonder why I never thought of that! Diane

Sue said...

With nine dogs I seldom have any leftovers. I do like soup though and might even have some for dinner tonight.

Faye Lewis said...

Love your tops! You are not late to the party. I try to make these things so relaxed that it makes it no pressure to all who join up. Thank you sooooooo much for participating again!

monica said...

Love your soup cup!

Pam said...

Quick, simple, healthy, and hearty!

Linda said...

Now I could sure use a pot of that simmering on my stove. Your yard looks fantastic too b.t.w.!!

altadenahiker said...

Great advice, but we're back in the 80's around here, this is going to have to wait. (Your new banner is lovely.)

Nichole said...

I have a mushroom soup mug that must match your onion soup one!

Mary said...

Your new header is beautiful! I often use leftovers to make soups. I never thought to make individual portions like this though. I love that!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Marjie, great idea. We love soup and with winter coming up its a great time to have it. Enjoy your weekend. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

Mickle in NZ said...

The daily temperature is slowly heading down, though even in winter it doesn't get as cold as it does for you. Mmmmm - a simple soup with roasted veg as the star is a lunchtime joy.

~~louise~~ said...

Great idea, Marjie! Marion would love this with low sodium bouillon:)

Thanks for sharing...

Pam said...

I freeze countless bags of leftover bits, and always end up throwing them out eventually. I really must remember to use them!

grace said...

i thought we were done with soup weather, but alas, we are not. this is a marvelous use-em-up recipe, marjie!