Chilly weather just cries out for a hot bowl of soup. Soup for supper can be an inexpensive, healthful, hearty meal for a family – with leftovers for lunch another day.
Soups can get by with a small amount of protein –you have savings right there! They can be totally vegetarian (and possibly no one will notice, if you do it right). Pair them with a warm roll, a slice of garlic bread, a corn muffin, croutons or even crackers, and they’re filling and satisfying.
Soups also can be a great way to use up leftovers. I never roast a chicken or turkey without making a pot of noodle soup with the carcass and leftover meat. And never throw away a ham bone. Making vegetable soup? Toss in leftover green beans or corn to bulk it up. Soup offers a great way to get more veggies in your kids’ (or your own) diet.
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