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)
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!