Monday, April 19, 2010

Re/Pa* Recipe II

*Refrigerator/Pantry Recipes

We are soup lovers. In summer, there's usually a cold beet soup, cucumber soup or gazpacho in the refrigerator. Winters find hearty soups in many forms bubbling away on the stove. And, in the spring, before letting go of those hearty bowls, I find myself wanting lighter, still warm soups.

A check in the refrigerator found a bit of leftover roast chicken, a handful of mushrooms, three scallions and a tub of red miso.



I heated a quart of chicken stock and decided that instead of sauteing the vegetables first, I'd just add them to the simmering stock for a fresher taste. The mushrooms went in first for about three minutes, then the onions for another two minutes. I added the chicken (about a cup) just long enough to heat. Lastly, in went three tablespoons of miso. Don't let the pot boil after adding the miso but stir it in well as it takes a minute of two to fully incorporate.



The Re/Pa gleaning gave us three bowlfuls. Had a poor wayfaring stranger arrived at the door, it could have been stretched to four!

14 comments:

  1. We are soup people too. No matter what time of year. And the best way to make it is just like you did, with whatever is on hand. I love the "re/pa" title, that's cute!

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  2. Hi Bonnie, There's nothing better than a hearty soup.. We too enjoy soups in winter --but don't eat them as much when it gets hot in summer...

    Yes---I have all of Adriana's books about my hometown. However, I didn't know here --since I am older and left BSG before she got there.

    About getting pictures to your blog, I don't understand what you are asking me.. You have pictures on your blog --so you do it the same way. BUT--if they are old pictures, you have to use a scanner to get them on your computer first. If you have more questions, please email me (betsyadams@mac.com)...

    Have a great Tuesday.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. I love soups. I would happily make soup everyday. Great flavor profile. Cheers!

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  4. Oh, yum! This looks absolutly delicious. But what does Re/Pa mean? We are really soup people. Every other night at bedtime, my husband eats a can of soup for a bedtime snack. We eat soup all year round. I can see I will be getting many great recipes from your blog, so it will be a joy to everyone, not just your followers, but those who will eat your recipes!! I love to sprinkle parmesan on most soups.

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  5. I love making soups from random vegetables! The mushrooms look especially delicious :)

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  6. I am so glad to hear how the heart cath went. It's a good thing that she's got the spunk to be mad, good for her!!! It's just heartbreaking to see the little ones in pain. She is in my prayers for tomorrow.

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  7. Would've loved to be the stranger at your door in order to get one more bowl out of that pot! :) Looks just wonderful.

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  8. I'm about to make soup for our supper (we are also soup lovers). Thanks for the inspiration! Looks yummy.

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  9. What a delicious looking soup! I love mushrooms! My Mom used to make "refrigerator soup" once a week, with whatever leftovers there were. We loved it! Looked back a few posts and saw your mushroom and Provolone sandwiches those look yummy too.

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  10. I am definitely a soup/salad/bread girl and this one looks yummy!

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  11. Hi Bonnie,

    funny you should mention the sticky paper, and leaving notes. I have a whole pack of them in my car, and they are there just for those beast cars. I have left so many notes on those cars, I lost count! I should have re-parked and slapped a note on the windshield! I also wish I had my camera too, so I could have posted what that really looked like. It was obscene!

    For at least a year, Caitlin and I would leave very clever notes on these cars. Usually the ones who took two spots or blocked someone. We got very creative ;)

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  12. Yum. This looks divine. I'm curious -- i.e. the link about Durham that you left on my blog -- I had seen it, too, but did you go to UNC as well?

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  13. I love soups too! This one looks delicious with the chicken, mushrooms and miso - yum. Great blog too, just signed up to follow you. Stop by and visit me sometime at www.stephaniesavorsthemoment.com. Look forward to your next post!

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  14. that sounds great! But i have a dumb question-what is miso? I;ve seen these in other recipes but have never been forward enough to ask. anne

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