We have been on a tight budget for so long, I have come up with creative ways to stretch food. As an example last night. We had one of the small roasting chickens I had bought on sale for dinner. Even after feeding 5 of us and making one lunch to go, there was still some meat on the bone. So today I put the carcass with some water in a bowl and nuked it about 3 minutes. This made it easier to pick the meat off. Then I took the home made creamy chicken gravy from last night, added about a cup of milk and a cup of water and poured it into the crock pot. Peeled and diced 6 small potatoes, two carrots, diced up some green pepper and onion. I am not adding anything the soup just yet spice wise since there were a lot of seasonings on the chicken and in the gravy last night.
This is just a simple cream of chicken soup that we will have with sandwiches tonight for dinner.