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Old 06-29-2017, 03:09 AM   #1
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Flexible recipes for end of the week

Hi all, hope this post fits into this forum. I'm a cooking noob and looking for some flexible recipes that I could use at the end of the week to use up odds and ends leftover in the fridge or cupboard that might go bad if they're not used up.

In particular, it would be good to have a flexible soup recipe... seems like it might be an easy way to use up multiple odd vegetables (although I may be wrong).


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Old 06-29-2017, 05:00 AM   #2
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Hi. There are dozens of ways to use up odds and ends of ingredients; in fact, I did one last night myself. I made chicken just for this, although you could use leftover. And I omitted the scallions and spinach called for and used shredded cucumbers and bits of extra bell peppers instead: http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe/col...satay-noodles/

Here's how to make a vegetable soup without a recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes-me...e-soup-article

You can add chopped chicken or beef to this, and you can leave the veggies chunky if you'd rather not purée it.

There used to be blogging events where people would make food according to a theme and then post on their blog what they did. Then the hostess would post a round-up of all the submitted recipes. Here's the beginning of one called Leftover Tuesdays; it went on weekly for months, so you can search the site for more ideas: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes-me...e-soup-article

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:42 AM   #3
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The Epicurious recipe is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much! :)
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:21 AM   #4
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Nice! Thanks for the links GG.
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