I was watching a little Food Network yesterday and came across Nancy Fuller and she was cooking with leftovers. She told a story about her aunt that was a physician and had her office in her house. She was a very busy mom and wife so on Fridays she would make soup for dinner with whatever she had left over in the refrigerator from the week before. I thought it was a fab idea right that minute and so went into the kitchen and got out lots of stuff that needed to be used or tossed.
Those things included the following:
Butter cheese mix
Leftover chicken marsala
Branzino with two shrimp and veg
Bag mixed greens with eight grape tomatoes
Mushrooms already sautéed
I started with chicken stock and wine and cut up all that needed cutting before I got out my instant pot and added all the stuff. I set the pot for soup and went off to sew.
It was a magnificent meal 30 minutes later. The broth was so good I wanted to drink it; or maybe that was because it had wine in it!
I tried it as a lark because the alternative was to toss the stuff in time for garbage pickup tomorrow but it really was spectacular. Try it! You'll like it.