Freeze On-Hand Soup Ingredients

I keep a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag in the freezer to store soup ingredients. When we have corn, beans or other vegetables left over at dinner, I put them in the bag. I do the same with leftover beef or chicken—even broth. In no time, I have everything I need to simmer up a nice soup. Since the vegetables are already cooked, I just add rice or noodles and it’s ready in a jiffy. —Lee D., Lansing, Michigan