Leftover Leftover Leftover Soup

Yesterday at Fatal Foodies, I posted about this broccoli soup I made that was too salty. So the next day, I cooked some rotini and used the leftover soup as a sauce.

And I had some of that rotini-and-sauce left over.

I also had some hominy left over from another meal.

And we fell off the turnip wagon and bought a sixth-part share in a pastured pig, so we had some bacon.

So this happened:

I chopped up some of the bacon and cooked it in a pot, added the leftover soup and hominy, some water, and some chicken bouillon. Just before I took it off the heat, I added a dash of white wine.

THAT was good.

Oh, that dark stuff on the plate, next to the mini tortillas — that’s a mess of morel mushrooms. Yes, I’ve been out on my spring hunt.

You find one.

Then you find more

and more.

Then you find none, and the season is over for another year. But what feasting, while it lasts!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about someone lurking about in the woods.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Leftover Leftover Leftover Soup

  1. Skipah

    March 29, 2017 at 7:38am

    You can never go wrong with morels! Very impressive haul so far :).

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  2. Joey

    March 29, 2017 at 12:34pm

    Damn I’m jealous of your morels!
    That soup sounds good, too. Makes me think maybe I should tinker with rotini and hominy, almost like a fajole gone wrong… I’ll let you know, mmhm. Next week though. Got this week’s menu all done.

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      Marian Allen

      March 29, 2017 at 4:31pm

      I used to do menus for the week! I forgot about that! Now, I just play it by ear. I never know if Charlie is going to be hungry or not; depends on whether he sleeps or splits wood all day.

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      • Joey

        March 29, 2017 at 6:19pm

        I look forward to those days 😉 Shh, don’t tell the others.

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  3. Dan Antion

    March 29, 2017 at 1:24pm

    The soup looks good. If I’m not mistaken, hominy only has a 1-degree separation from grits, but you more than made up for it with the bacon. My grandmother would be proud of your making sure to get the most out of that soup 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      March 29, 2017 at 4:33pm

      You’re right about hominy and grits. Thought I was gonna slip that one past ya. 😉 Yeah, I wasn’t giving that soup up without a struggle.

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      Marian Allen

      March 30, 2017 at 10:15am

      I was raised by people who went through the Depression. “Waste not, want not,” is something I heard every day. 🙂

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