Well, I did it! I finally made freezer soup. It's funny, though. I was worried about it being gross, so I actually took the little bit of meat that was leftover from last night and ended up making a stuffed bread instead of rolls. I figured that way, we could eat the stuffed bread and chips or something if we couldn't tolerate the strange concoction.
The verdict? It was actually good! Two of the three kids liked it - only the very picky one didn't. It kind of tasted like roast, but with lots of rice. :-) The only problem I had was that there was a LOT of rice in the soup, and as it simmered, the rice soaked up most of the broth, even when I added more. It turned out more like a stew or a soft risotto kind of thing, but it tasted really good! When two of the three kids will willingly eat something they don't recognize, you know it can't be too bad!
So, freezer soup/stew is officially part of my menu. Since it's made up of the stuff we would likely dump down the garbage disposal at the end of a meal, it's most definitely a frugal meal! I used a lot of rice because I have to make at least 2 cups to use my rice steamer, and sometimes we don't get it all eaten, even after two meals. Most of the liquid was the juices and gravies left over from cooking a roast, swiss steak, pork chops, etc. It may not sound that good, but it really did have a good flavor!!
One thing I can certainly guarantee.....it's going to be different every time you make it! Try it for a month and see what you think. We all agreed here that it's a keeper! And next time, I might not even make the stuffed bread..... ;-)
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