Posted by Joke at 3:15 AM
Stomper Girl posted at 4:59 AM, November 29, 2008
See, the doing of the cooking seems to be your reward, whereas I would view the mountains of leftovers as mine. But clearly I don't entertain on anywhere near the ssme scale as you. Leftovers mean you don't have to cook the next night and in my world that can only be a good thing.
kim at allconsuming posted at 7:24 AM, November 29, 2008
And here I was thinking I was the only one who thought Wall-E was a load of preachy pollyanna-erish holier-than-thou bull shit.
blackbird posted at 8:15 AM, November 29, 2008
Some of my boys watched Wall-E yesterday. One of my boys pronounced it worthless after about 4 minutes.
Leftovers are the very best part of Thanksgiving - alas, once again, we did not cook.
Badger posted at 11:27 AM, November 29, 2008
Wait, what was the question? How not to have so much leftover soup? Um, DON'T MAKE SO MUCH SOUP.
Seriously, I find that most people are overwhelmed when given too many choices (maybe not you Iberic tapas types, but MOST people). Pare the menu down to those items you simply MUST cook/consume, make more of THAT, and scrap the dishes that aren't absolutely essential to your enjoyment of the holiday. You'll have a few inevitable whiners wondering what happened to the chestnut/mushroom/oyster casserole, but if they're hungry, they'll eat what's there.
Works for me, anyway. But then I am all autocratic and sh*t when it comes to the kitchen, as you know.
(Oh and P.S. Get well soon, NTS!)
Poppy Buxom posted at 12:33 PM, November 29, 2008
Soup? We're talking about soup?
Should I just mention that in addition to all the Thanksgiving food we cooked for dinner, for lunch, That Stud Muffin I Married made a huge vat of vegetarian (there's one in every crowd) black bean soup? And that until the turkey managed to overcome it, the house was, at lunchtime and long afterward, reeking of garlic, onion, and hot peppers? There wasn't a dry eye in the house.
So yeah, we have leftover soup, too.
I'm planning on freezing as much as possible. Will your soup freeze?
Joke posted at 2:03 PM, November 29, 2008
Kim - Your review is closer to my way of thinking than I was able to express. Feel free to say "My friend Joke, in America, agrees wholly." (I'm guessing bb will let you include her.)
Poppy - I reduced it down to a concentrate and froze that. We'll find out if it'll freeze.
Badge - Part of the problem is that the people who brought the disposable soup bowls brought the small ones (¼ cup!) and that didn't help. Also people trying to do a human foie gras experiment with the tapas, didn't help. (Can you tell the crowd descended directly from Romans?)
SG - Besides the barrel of soup and some pie, the leftover count was actually pretty low.