Soupe d’hier — Soup of Yesterday #recipe

When I say Soup of Yesterday, I don’t mean we had it yesterday; I mean it was at least half leftovers. Because raised by people who had been through the Depression and waste not, want not.

Soup d’hier

The new stuff:

  • sausage
  • chicken bouillon
  • water
  • cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cilantro

The leftovers:

  • baked potato
  • hominy
  • breaded okra
  • kale chips

Cook the sausage. If it’s greasy, pour off almost all of the grease. Stir in the spices. Add water and bouillon. Cut the peeling off the potato and cube the innards. Add it, the hominy, and the okra to the pot. Crumble the kale chips in. Cook until it’s all hot through, the bouillon has dissolved, and the kale chips are soft.

Looks like this:

It was so good, Charlie actually said, “Good soup.” It was like that scene in Disney’s Cinderella, where the mice and birds make a ball gown out of scraps and discards. Luckily, I don’t have any wicked stepsisters to take it apart again. No, wait, it was a wicked stepmother, and ugly stepsisters. Whatever. You know what I mean.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character makes something out of nothing.



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 “Soupe d’hier — Soup of Yesterday #recipe

  1. Dan Antion

    April 19, 2017 at 9:14am

    I would probably enjoy this, but you might find some leftovers at the bottom of my bowl.

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      Marian Allen

      April 20, 2017 at 2:37pm

      If I did, I might make a casserole out of ’em and feed ’em to you tomorrow!

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  2. Joey

    April 19, 2017 at 11:56am

    Kinda like a spin on zuppa toscana. Nom nom. Hearty. I love soup, and soup d’hier is a clear winner!

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  3. Deborah

    April 19, 2017 at 7:16pm

    What you have here a southern version of Minestrone. 🙂

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