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Yucky food transforms into delicious food when you throw it in the pot.

Patience. Balance. Moderation.

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9/19/17 12:12 A

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My late husband was half Finnish. I don't know for sure that his Finnish half is where this came from, or if it was just something from his grandpa, who just happened to be fully Finnish. Anyway, we would make something that he called Slumgulleon, or at least that's how I would assume the word would be spelled. Basically it was the same thing you're talking about. We would throw whatever we had in my big soup pot, boil it for a while, and voila! Slumgulleon! (It's amazing what becomes edible when you're broke and you can boil it in a big pot. lol)


There was much rejoicing!


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When my frugality wasn't voluntary we had a soup pot. It can be whatever pot you have on hand.

It started with hot water and ketchup. We would add onion, celery, carrots, and potatoes to get the broth.

Leftovers went into the pot: plate scraps, misc. food that wasn't being consumed fast enough, food that we didn't have enough of for a meal.

From the food bank went food we didn't like, food we didn't know how to cook, food we'd never seen before, food we had too much of like canned beets.

When we were low on money or had none everything went into the pot. We broke up bones and boiled them for the marrow.

We didn't add spices or herbs to the pot. We would take out what we needed and add the herbs when we heated it up.

The pot never went on the stove. We kept it in the fridge so the contents were never overcooked.

We ate it as is, or used it as an ingredient.
We would add creamer, powered milk, or actual dairy when we wanted cream soup. For a richer broth we would add mashed beans, mashed lentils, or bacon fat. To thicken it we would add cornstarch solution, alum, flour or anything that was starchy.

When we didn't have enough soup we added water. When we were flush it became a stew until we thinned it to make it last longer.

I use it when I cook too much, when I don't feel like cooking, when what I have doesn't go together, and, the traditional use, when I don't have enough food. Sometimes I use it when I simply don't want to go to the grocery store.

It can be cheap. It is convenient. And, it uses almost every scrap of food.

What's in your soup pot?

Edited by: TALAMAR at: 9/17/2017 (17:05)
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