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Lazy soup…

January 3, 2013

It was a Sunday post-Christmas. It was cold. And raining. And lunchtime. And BigSmall announced he wanted soup for lunch.

A quick scout of the fridge revealed a surfiet of bread sauce still waiting to be eaten, but not much in the way of soup making ingredients. The veg basket was similarly bare.

So in desperation, I turned to the freezer, and triumphantly emerged with this:

Stew pack of veg that has been sat at the bottom of the freezer for some time...

Stew pack of veg that has been sat at the bottom of the freezer for some time…

It’s hard to make out in the photo, but the best before date is June 2012 (shhhhh, don’t tell the food police). I’ll let you know if we survive..

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I blitzed it in the microwave for a minute or two, until it was defrosted enough to break up into about 3 large chunks, then plonked them in a big saucepan with some melted butter, and clamped the lid on. I sweated/defrosted the veg over a low heat for 5-10mins, and then added about 6-700mls of hot veg stock and boiled for another 5-10mins.

Then I whizzed it all up with a stick blender, stirred in some black pepper (I tend not to add salt I think powdered stock can be quite salty) and the last of the Christmas cream.

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Done! Homemade winter veg soup with no chopping-just what the doctor ordered on yet another rainy day.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Jane Louis January 11, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Hi, love the blog, thank you. I’m a soup fan and I’m loving the ‘lazy soup’ recipes πŸ™‚ xx

    • Reply Jen January 11, 2013 at 7:49 am

      Hello! Thanks for reading, glad you are enjoying it. I love soup in the winter πŸ™‚

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  • Reply Bizzibeeds January 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Now thats what I call a brilliant idea! its also solved my what on earth do I do with the old frozen veg pack in the bottom of my freezzer issue I have today πŸ™‚ I really love your blog its great.

    • Reply Jen January 3, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Thankyou so much! Glad you are enjoying. Hope your soup is as yummy as ours was πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah January 3, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Lovely! I particularly liked the “vog” and “beg” references which did make me smile this morning. I’m sure I have a similar bag lurking in my freezer and now I have inspiration!!

    • Reply Jen January 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Ooops-have amended the typos-must have words with the proof reader.. πŸ˜‰ Glad I made you smile πŸ™‚

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