Saturday soup

Photo of mixed vegetable soup and two slices of sourdough bread
Saturday soup: a life hack well known and used by old people
Saturday soup is begot
from all the not-
veges (which is a lot)
getting hot
in a pot
before they rot
to be got​
done on the dot
to make a spot
for all the fresh veges to be bought
tomorrow at
the Sunday markot

Saturday soup is a life hack that most old people know well. It’s intuitive. We need Saturday soup, we know perfectly well how to make Saturday soup: old people do not need anyone to tell them how to do it. (Mixed fresh vegetables, water, salt, other flavours if you want them, handy grains and pulses, optional beef or chicken stock. Just chop and cook.)

I love Saturday soup. Don’t you? It deserves its own illustrious elegy with multi-syllabic words and Homeric similes. But this will have to do.

18 thoughts on “Saturday soup

  1. Yep, Saturday soup and also Saturday morning “creative” omlets.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Aha, I call them frittatta…

  2. I loved your lyrical words about Saturday soup. Had to look up pulses — never heard power-packed beans being called pulses. Is that a word you’ve known all your life??

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      For several decades. Peas and beans?

      1. I hope to remember to ask others here if they know what pulses are.

      2. Rachel McAlpine says:

        Let me know!

  3. realruth says:

    I enjoy Saturday frittatas.

  4. Cathy Cade says:

    Saturday stir-fry is going down in this household today.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Oh yes, that also does the trick

  5. Alan Ralph says:

    We don’t have soup here on a Saturday, but I do make cheese and tomatoes on toast for teatime. 🙂 And we’ll sometimes make a ‘cupboard meal’ for dinner using beans and/or soup with pasta. 🙂 If we *really* need a soup (on a cold day), we’ll usually combine tinned soup with tinned or frozen veg to make it both hot and filling.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      A cupboard meal: I like that phrase.

  6. My pulse is racing at the thought of delicious soup!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Roaring out of the cupboard — now it’s leading by a neck — and the winner is–

  7. judithhb says:

    When my children were growing up we had cleaning out the fridge soup every Saturday. I should start that again to use up the vegetables that are past their best. Love the poem.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      It’s sort of instinctive I think. Thanks Judith

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I think we are more likely to have it as “Sunday Supper.” At least it is still alliterative!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      And yummy

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