I have a feeling I've shared something like this before. I tend to throw together strange things to make soup. So forgive me if I'm repeating myself. But this just turned out so delicious I wanted to share!
One evening, I decided I wanted vegetable soup to have on hand as a healthy snack. Of course, like usual, I made the decision spur of the moment, without going to the grocery or preparing. I just started digging--in the refrigerator, freezer and pantry.
I first sautéed some onions and green peppers in olive oil. Then I tossed in a little chopped garlic. Then I started adding anything I could find.
Mushrooms (fresh but past their peak and a bit wrinkled)
A can of Mexi-Corn
Canned fire roasted tomatoes
A bag of frozen vegetable soup mix (from Publix) that included okra, limas, carrots, peas, green beans, and cubed potatoes, celery, and onion (and even had some freezer burn!)
A carton of vegetable stock
Canned pinto beans (drained) for some protein
Season well. I added salt and pepper. I also added dried thyme and oregano. I even added some dried curry! I think that's the ingredient that added such good flavor and warmth.
I let this simmer for a while. When I went to taste it, I thought it was so delicious I decided to serve it for dinner. Besides, I had just been working on it for a good while and didn't want to cook another meal! LOL Instead of making the shrimp dish I had planned, I just added the shrimp to the soup at the last minute.
It was so good! I highly recommend making your own version of this and adding some shrimp or maybe some shredded leftover chicken (or even rotisserie chicken).
If you try this, let us know what ingredients you used!