Maddy Youngson wrote:I have a big bag of scraps saved up, which means it's time for Trash Soup! Usually I use only veggie peels and whatever bones I can find to make a broth, but my mom suggested boiling a chicken breast for sandwiches tomorrow, so I started with that. The vegetable scraps were already in fairly small pieces, so there wasn't really much prep involved, but I broke up a few celery sticks to toss in. Also transferred the soup to a larger pot, because I may have slightly misjudged the total volume! Or rather, I didn't check how much smaller the steel pot is than the ceramic one, which I usually use anyway. Now I leave it to simmer for a while. The great thing about trash soup is that it's made of things that would have been discarded otherwise, so there's not much to lose and the recipe is very flexible. Almost nonexistent, even. Occasional taste testing determines what spices are needed and when it's done. An hour in, and I can tell the extra chicken made a huge difference; I don't think I need to add anything else, and honestly I could call it done now, but I want to get more out of the bones and asparagus first. For the purposes of this bb, though, here it is: a bowl of Trash Soup with extra chicken.
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