Wednesday, 3 September 2014

In the heat of the Summer...

I was silly enough to do a roast chicken, I know, what was I thinking of! Anyway, I froze the carcass as soon as it was cold and the other day, we thawed it to make some soup. Here it is in a pan, just covered with water and simmered for 30 minutes before being drained and the stock saved:
Once the carcass was cold, it was picked clean, wrapped up in newspaper and put outside in the weekly food container ready for collection. Most weeks, there is barely anything in it. The bin men are talking of going on strike here so hope it gets emptied this week!

An onion was chopped and light fried and added to the stock, along with lots of nearly empty bags of frozen vegetable, peppers, peas, sweetcorn, mushrooms etc, plus 3 chicken stock cubes. When nearly ready, some leftover carrots and runner beans were added, dried tarragon, salt and pepper to taste.

We had it in our new soup dishes along with some grilled and sliced sausage bread rolls (the sausage was cooked inside the bread rolls for 30 minutes, when I was baking our loaves the other day. Worked really well:
The following day, the soup was whizzed up and again served with the last of the toasted sausage rolls:
Under my Menus tab, I have now uploaded the first week of our menu and associated photographs.


  1. Its getting round to soup time again isnt it. Those sausage bread rolls look amazing much less greasy than pastry ones and served with vegetable soup its a complete meal. Great idea!

    1. It is nice to have a normal sausage roll but one (uncut one) would have made a good snack. They came about due to only needing 1 sausage each for the wartime toad in the hole. They had been frozen in packs of 4.

  2. Love the idea of putting a sausage in the middle of bread, must try that.

  3. We also generate very little garbage, partly because I am an ace recycler, even though I have to haul it to the transfer station (tip) myself. Whenever I have potentially stinky garbage, I put it in a plastic grocery sack and freeze it. On garbage day, I put it in the can. If I forget...there's always next week!


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