Friday, June 27, 2008

Frugal Friday: Rethinking leftovers

A few days ago I made a large pot of bean and veggie soup with sausage. I knew it would be a challenge to get my kids, especially Nate (5) and Abi (4) to eat it because they don't like vegetables. After several attempts with no success, I decided to reinvent.

I removed the sausage (there were only a few pieces left) and pureed everything and made dip! We can't buy chips here so I made whole wheat flour tortillas from scratch then cut them in wedges and fried them (not very healthy but I didn't have time to let them bake).

We grown-ups ate our dip in a bowl, topped with lettuce, tomato, jalpenos, and sour cream. The kids ate theirs plain but little did they know they were eating carrots, zucchini, potatoes, bell peppers and onions!

Yay! This is my first "Frugal Friday" post! Head over to Biblical Womanhood for more great ideas on saving $.

4 comments:

Cheri said...

Oh this is great. Sneaky, but great! I'll have to keep this one in mind...

Sonshine said...

Thanks for sharing!

Going to have to keep this one in mind!! Cause I have kids too that don't like to eat veggie type soups. :)

ahorne said...

Congrats - you are a "sneaky chef"! :) I love it when I can get veggies into my unsuspecting children....

Amy said...

Such a great idea. My kids hate soup too. I'll have to try that. I usually make grilled cheeses to go with it and that fills them up after they eat a small amount of soup.