One of the ways that we keep our food bill low is that we have lots of what I call bouncing meals. I will cook a roast or a chicken, and then use it for several meals. I also often turn leftovers into another meal. We try not to throw food away and stretching it into another meal makes it so that you almost eat for free a couple of nights a week.
My son called this mystery soup, because when i make it, it is a mystery as to what it will taste like. It just depends on what I put in it. This week I had a pork roast one night that I made into bbq sandwiches. I had a good bit left over so I decided to make this as a base to the soup. The first thing I did was to soak some beans overnight in the crock pot. In the morning I turned it on high and added the meat. I also added a chopped onion and green pepper and some garlic. I then added some taco seasoning and ranch mix. Once the beans are soft I added a big can of crushed tomatoes and a bag of frozen corn. It turned out really good. It was kind of like a Brunswick stew. We served it with shredded cheese and corn chips.