Say hello to my bucket. A big ole ice cream tub I saved to make delicious Bucket Soup. What is bucket soup you ask?? Well let me tell you.
It is the easiest, tastiest, cheapest soup you ever did put past your lips! Seriously.
You know those nights when you think your crew is really hungry but turns out they really weren't so you have half a can of corn left over? Or maybe it's only one spoonful of green beans and a bit of juice. Perhaps you have a quarter cup of ground beef or 2 slices of tomato. Basically you have leftovers that you paid good money for but there's not really enough to save. This is when you need to get yourself a bucket! I keep mine in the deep freeze and every time I have a little bit of goodies left I pour them in the bucket. Remember that you are saving all the flavor and seasonings too.
Once your bucket is full, set it out for a few hours to start defrosting. I like to pull mine out right after breakfast. By lunch time it is thawed enough to slide out of the bucket then it will finish melting and heating up on the stove. All I added to this batch was an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce. I like my soup/stew pretty tomato-y.
MuscleGirl8 was so against this. She scrunched up her face and said it looked nasty. (She was just seeing a block of ice with corn and green beans sticking out.) As soon as she had a taste her eyes lit up and she ended up having 3 servings! BabyGirl6 said she wanted it for her birthday dinner!
This soup is always fun. I never really remember everything that's in the bucket and it tastes different every time. Give it a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised!
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