Leftovers make good lunches





A few days ago I made Nigella's Buttermilk Roast Chicken and it was a pretty big hit. Not only was it easy, but tasty too...and..a bonus is always making soup with leftovers.

A few pieces of chicken.....




Whatever veggies you have on hand......this particular day I had a few mushrooms, celery, carrots, yellow squash and a half an onion.




A block of frozen homemade chicken broth and leftover linguine........




Simmer it for a half hour..........



Served with sweet iced tea, French bread and a few slivers of Gouda cheese........a healthy and inexpensive lunch.

15 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Nice! Looks really good, Pierce, and yes, it is very inexpensive to make soup this way. Speaking of which...I have four chicken carcasses in my freezer...

Pierce said...

I always seem to have carcasses in the freezer...but they sure come in handy. I'm also very cheap so homemade broth...oh yes.

Donna-FFW said...

Fabulous use of leftovers.. great way to make a delicious meal. I have to get more into making and freezing stock.

Kim said...

Don't you love it when all the leftover components come together to make one tasty dish? It looks great! After a tough week or so this sounds like just the right dish for you:D

comfycook said...

I love recipes say that you can use any vegetables, in the house. It makes life easier and uses up the stray veggies. Soup is a base for any vegetable. Your looks really good.

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comfycook said...

I did not leave that message three times. I don't know what happened and I am sorry. It must mean I really love this soup, three times over. Hope this does not come out three times. Please delete extras.

Laura in Paris said...

I love it! I NEVER throw away food - we live in a world where a lot of people starve, and I respect food! But I do not like eating the same meal twice, so I accomodate left overs the best I can. Your recipe is great!

Velva said...

What a perfect opportunity to prepare a great dinner with what you had on hand. Your dish looked really good. Warm, comforting and satisfying.

Nazarina A said...

Thanks for this delicious tip! you had me at the Gouda and the soup of course!

A Year on the Grill said...

A great soup... rainy and cold here, just the right time for a soup

Le laquet said...

Yum - love leftovers as soup.

Pierce said...

Donna- I like making stock because it's always a different flavor. And it's cheaper :-)

Kim - It HAS been a rough week, thanks!

Pierce said...

Comfycook, I deleted your posts but I am happy to hear you like you recipe. Thank you for commenting!

Laura - it took me a long time to use everything that was leftover. I'm ashamed at the amounts I used to toss out years ago.

Velava, Nazarina A, Laquet and Year on the Grill - thank you! I hope you get better weather Year on the Grill :-)

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