Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday Dinner ~ Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup

Sometimes the best food comes from something left over from another food, and this soup is one of those things.  On Wednesday of this week, I made a Sirloin Tip Roast with potatoes and carrots in the Crockpot. When I was cleaning up the dinner dishes, I put what was left of the dinner into my large blue bowl, and even though most of the food was gone, I saved the broth because it was so rich and there was a lot of it. 

So, this morning I decided instead of making a new dish for dinner, I would make soup out of this rich broth. I picked out several carrots and potatoes and got those ready to add. 

And then I poked around in the freezer and found a couple of other things to add.

I also poked around in the pantry and found some tomatoes and green beans to add, but didn't take a picture of those. Sorry.

I put all of this in my big stockpot and this is what it looks like now.

And you know that cornbread goes good with soup, so I made some of that too. 

So, here is what my dinner looks like.

There is enough soup here to last for several days both for dinner and lunches if we want. I took something that was left over and made something good with it that we all enjoy. It is what thousands of frugal cooks have done down through the years, but it always tickles me.

© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2011. 
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”  


  1. WTG, Belinda! My kind of cooking. : ) IT's freezing here today (19 degrees but 8 with the windchill), soup sounds so good. We had fried eggs on toast for bfst, lunch was C.O.R.N. to get those leftovers used up. Your soup would certainly hit the spot! I ventured out for a gallon of milk and to deposit my paycheck-brrr!

  2. Thank you, Carol. I'll be honest, this is the kind of thing that would have lingered in my fridge when I was younger, not today though. Sounds very chilly up your way! It's warmed up to 46 here, but still good soup weather. :)


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