I love having financial goals (beside the ever-present retirement), so I have been flexing my frugal muscles in order to squirrel aside some cash IN CASE FRUGAL SON finds a HOUSE. Also, grading season is upon me, so time is shorter than usual.
As always, I act on the belief that keeping food costs down is key to frugality, at least my frugality. From a wonderful cookbook.
Italian Sausage Soup
1. Cook 1 lb sausage--either take out of casings or use bulk. Remove as much fat as you want.
2. Remove meat from pan and saute 4 chopped celery stalks, 1 chopped onion, and some garlic in the fat.
3. Add 4 cups water and the sausage. Cook for a while.
4. Put some crusty bread in each bowl and top with some parmesan.
The writer suggests some add-ins. I added in chopped carrots, a can of drained chickpeas, and some greens from my garden. Spinach--even frozen--would be good also.
The neat trick with the soup is that the sausage essentially creates its own stock. I LOVE this cookbook!