I'm making soup on this snowy evening, out of left-overs and things I have on hand. I want to pass along to my children and grandchilden the craft of making-do. You'll have to use your own left-overs and imagination to create your own pot luck potage, but maybe this will give you some ideas.
Using a splash of olive oil. I sauteed some chopped onions left over from last week's book release party (originally chopped up as a topping for chili, and the left-overs stored in the refrigerator in a baggie.)
Added some crushed garlic.
Had a handful of baby carrots in the vegetable drawer. Chopped these up in the food processor and added them to the pot.
Added a can of pumpkin
Salt and pepper
Had half a can of chicken broth in the refrigerator, so I added it in the pot.
I didn't want to open a new can of broth, so I just added some water, not too much. Can use a bit of cream or half & half for richness, but not necessary.
Next, I'll fry up some bacon, and crumble it for a topping.
Top with grated parmesan and/or gruyere cheese.
We'll eat this tonight with a salad and left-over pizza.
What are YOU having for dinner tongight?