There was a time when I thought making anything homemade was more complicated and expensive than simple. Recently, I have discovered the easiest recipe to make a heart warming soup. Which I find a perfect comfort food for those not so perfect wintry days. The biggest plus is that it is free. No new groceries are required.
You will have every ingredient needed in your refrigerator or pantry to make it. This is the way most soups were made decades ago. Whatever leftovers in your kitchen and what you have in your pantry can become the most delicious soup.
Here is one example of what I have used recently. I had a chicken breast left over, some carrots, onions, a potato and enough egg noodles to make a wonderful soup. I added water and the seasonings I like and created a very hearty, chicken noodle soup. Paired with any bread or crackers is very nice.
It took hardly any time at all to throw the ingredients together and I just let it simmer on the stove a bit so the flavours could develop.
I found it quite refreshing to follow my own instincts and not a written recipe.
Occasionally, I have to remind myself that sometimes the simplest of ingredients can create a perfect meal.