JGD’s CLEAN OUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR SOUP
By Jill’s Gourmet Dreams January 2020
Jill’s Gourmet Dreams cleans out her refrigerator and creates an amazing soup!
Prep: 5 mins
Completion: 20 mins
4 Tbsp Polish Kielbasa, 1 ring, thin sliced
Ring Bologna, half a ring, thin sliced
Garlic, fresh, finely minced, 2 Tbsp
Chicken Stock, 4 cartons, organic preferable
Slap Ya Mama brand dry Cajun seasoning mix, to taste (approx. 1 ½ Tbsp)
Fresh Thyme, 1 heaping Tbsp
Dried Thyme, 1 Tbsp
Fresh Bay leaves, 6-8 leaves
Fennel Bulb, one, sliced thin
Lipton Onion Soup dry mix, 2 packets
Frozen whole Spinach, 1 Cup
Baby Bella mushrooms, 1 cup quartered
Shallots, 1 large, minced
Italian Parsley, fresh, 3 Tbsp chopped
Egg Noodles, wide, half a bag Kosher Salt, to taste
White Pepper, to taste
**Of course substitute anything you have on hand in your own refrig for what I used from my refrig as far as meats or veggies go!!
LET’S GET COOKING:
In a large pot (nonstick preferred), heat the olive oil on medium heat and add the sliced kielbasa and sliced ring bologna. Gently heat the meats to gain a slight browning on the outside surface, then add the minced garlic. Sauté meat and garlic for another few minutes.
Add the 4 cartons of stock, then the noodles, and bring the stock up to a boil. Cook the noodles until almost done (still with a little bite), then reduce the heat back down to medium heat. Add all remaining ingredients to the pot. Cook soup uncovered and on medium heat for ten minutes, maintaining a gentle rolling boil, a slow simmer, until the noodles are fully cooked and all ingredients are heated through. Stir occasionally! Taste and season to your taste preference. Add more seasoning as you like. Then it’s Dinner Time!! Enjoy!