Toss In and Its a Dish

First off what happened to  ???  and look what happened yesterday afternoon!!!! Snow and it was on 32F. Yikes.  Thats not what what I heard on the radio on the way to work!!!    But I’m hoping this was just for fun and the nice weather will return today…

Do you ever wonder what in the world you should make for dinner??? I do. 

In the fridge you have bits and leftovers of this and that and do you wonder what to do with them?    Do you pull them out and then start cooking up something wondering what you’ll have at the end?  I do.

and I did.  I took a picture of the bit of uncooked squash from Thanksgiving, baby carrots, onions,  an almost full carton of chicken broth.  I also had a large chicken breast.

I cut all the veggies shown in the picture including one sweet potato, 2 stalks of celery and some garlic.  I fried them up in olive oil.

I removed the veggies and cooked up the cut up chicken .  I added the veggies and the carton of chicken broth.  I brought those to a simmer and then lowered the heat and covered them.  Along the way I added some celery salt, black pepper and poultry seasoning

I cooked them for about an hour and then added in about 1/2 cup of Orzo along with 1 cup of frozen french style green beans.   I mixed them and allowed them to cook for about another 1/2 hour.

The “soup” thickened up to become more “stewlike”.  It smells lovely and ohhhh yum it tastes very good.  I can taste the lovely squash and sweet potatoes with a hint of chicken.  Yum!  I surprized myself actually.  It’ll be delicious with some yummy bread.  Let your creations flow…..

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8 responses to “Toss In and Its a Dish

  1. Hi!
    I can’t say I would like that combination, but it does look yummy!! Take Care!!


  2. Yummy.. what time is dinner????
    The skuttle.. I remember seeing tham called that too now that you have a name for it….is a small one but I have seen and passed up some really big ones while thriftin’. :)I look forward to seeing yours and of course what you do with it. I put vintage buttons in mine too from time to time.
    Have a nice day!!

  3. Oh my goodness! Snow already? Well that delicious looking soup should keep you warm! I do the same thing at the end of the week when not many groceries are left in the house. Creating is half the fun!

  4. I hope the snow didn’t stay long! It’s coming too soon! Your dinner looks wonderful. It would be something I would love but hubby hates squash and sweet potatoes. I guess he could pick them out and pass them over to me! Sounds like a plan to me. Thanks for stopping by my blog…it’s fun to *meet* new people!

  5. SNOW?!?! Oh my, I can’t even imagine living where it is already snowing! Today we have had a cold front come in. We had a high of 71 and when I was out a while ago the outside temp showing in the car was 50. It is raining and the wind is howling so BRRRRRR!

    Your soup/stew looks GREAT!!!

  6. Judi, I can just smell it now. Maybe because I am making homemade veggie soup with beef. LOL. I often cook something up with leftovers. It usually means soup or stoup as my mother used to call it.

    I can’t believe you had snow. Wow, it is so early for snow. However, if we lived in MI. snow in the fall is not so shocking.

    Hope your weather warms up soon.


  7. Oh my gosh – I’m so hungry now – that chicken soup/stew looks fantastic!! I may try to recreate your recipe!! Thanks for visiting my vintage tablecloth on Blue Monday!…Donna

  8. oh my goodness, that snow, sigh…I’d love that!

    what a wonderfully warming soup that looks, I love soup and eat it as much as I can, especially with a good layer of grated cheese on top


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