Mixing Up The Leftovers


If you are anything like me, you aren’t cooking for a crowd every night.  If you’re anything like my roommate, you don’t like to eat the same thing over and over.  So what to do with six large servings of hearty chicken soup?  You could freeze it, but lets face it, how many things can you realistically keep in your freezer?

One of the best ways to throw a twist into your chicken soup is to add another layer of flavor.  On round two, my roommate likes to add a 14.5 Oz can of Fire Roasted Tomatoes and allow the soup to simmer.  Not only are Fire Roasted Tomatoes low in calories and high in flavor, they’re a super cheap addition.  Simmering for a little while lets the flavors incorporate nicely and it’s a very hands off process which is perfect for a mid-week meal.

Sometimes we throw in a handful of spinach or some peppery arugula at the end.  If you don’t have any on hand though, not to worry.  The soup is great just the way you’ve tweaked it.


About Mikaela Cowles

I’m a food-gobbling, book-reading, aspiring photog. Born and raised in Seattle, I love dancing in the rain, bouquets of fresh basil and green grass between my toes. I like how kneading butter into flour makes my fingers soft. I’m passionate about all things sweet potato. I prefer my coffee black, my scotch on the rocks and my steak bloody. I hunt, when I have time; play basketball; and hike. I’ve been known to laugh so hard I hyperventilate. And, I’m the owner of Making Language Count, a boutique freelance writing business.

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