That soup Lloyd liked

or, “How to make dinner from half of a tiny leftover steak”. I haven’t been making very good meals lately but, hey – I’ve kept us alive, right? Dinner tonight was made from all kinds of leftovers and Lloyd liked it. He said I should write it down so maybe we could have it again. There are no prep photos, so use your imagination. Try to give my imaginary hair more body, ok?

Cut up a handful of carrots and start cooking in some olive oil (medium heat). Chop up a potato and throw it in. (Pinches of salt throughout.) That’s not enough potato, so chop up another one. Go to the basement and get an onion. Get the laundry out of the washer. Think about scooping the litter box- hey! You’ve got food cooking upstairs! Chop up some onion & throw it in. Get some of that roasted garlic you made a couple of weeks ago and throw some in. Put in most of a can of cream of mushroom soup. Heat up a mug of water with a beef bullion cube and throw that in. Ummmmm. Pepper would be good. Start a can of crescent rolls in the oven – keep cooking the soup until the potatoes are soft, but set a timer to go off every 2 minutes so you’ll remember to stir it while you’re surfing the web. (You’re a smart girl, Miss Distracted.) Right before serving throw in that last spoonful of sour cream and the steak – sliced into thin strips. Scoop directly into mouth with crescent roll.

Who am I kidding? We’ll never have it again.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “That soup Lloyd liked”

  1. Beth Said on:

    I love your culinary bravery. 😀


  2. Brad Said on:

    You’re going to be one of those old ladies who makes some kind of awesome recipe but can’t tell someone else how to do it. Our mom wanted to learn how to make peanut brittle from an old lady in Knoxville, but even after watching her couldn’t reproduce it because she just threw in some of this and a little of that and suddenly had Peanut Brittle of the Gods.


    • Peggy Said on:

      My mother-in-law cooks EVERYTHING like that, dang it. I haven’t learned to make one bloody Italian dish from her. Grrrr….


    • Deanne Said on:

      My mom makes great peanut brittle, and she’s a meticulous measurer. Maybe we can get her to give you the recipe! Will you invite me over for a taste?


  3. Annette Said on:

    Lloyd—-I’ll be right over with the real stuff!


    • Lloyd Said on:

      You wouldn’t believe how good this soup was. It was amazing, and it has been hard to come to terms with the fact that I will never have it again.


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