Soup Catastrophe

As you know my soup for our Soup Swap at the end of the month has been frozen for a week.

Six 1-quart containers filled with frozen soup.

Upon arrival at home one night this past week I was greeted with the unfortunate knowledge that 2 of the containers had slid out of the freezer and cracked.

The lid broke and the container cracked when it fell from the freezer to the floor.

 I was horrified but soon recovered enough to place the broken containers in the fridge covered with plastic wrap. 

I flipped the container and gingerly slid the still frozen soup into a bowl.

 The contents thawed slightly around the edges so the soup could be removed from the broken container.

Frozen block of soup ready to be inserted into new container.

I put the container over the soup in the bowl.

Place the new container on the block of soup.

 Then I flipped the container upright, snugged in the soup and tightened the lid.

Manually (with impeccably clean hands) help the soup settle in its new container.

 All’s well with 6 quarts back in the freezer and an admonition to every freezer opener to “BE CAREFUL!”

Protect the soup for one more week, Troops!

 I may have to change the name of my soup from ” Healthy Winter Warm-up” to “Salvaged Soup”. How totally unappealing does that sound?

Have you made any quick saves lately?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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