While I'm not exactly rockin' the student lifestyle like Tara is, I am rockin' the recession. Well, not so much rockin' it as resenting it, really... my job security is low, my income is lower, and all this talk of consumer confidence indexes makes me want to crawl under my doona and sleep the doom and gloom of the 'GFC' away. Sadly my job requires me to get out of bed each day, so I've turned my recession fear from a cowering desire never to look at the news again into a new found frugality, lest I suddenly find myself in need of that thing, what's it called? Oh. Savings.
Today's soup costs next to nothing to make, it's damn well recession proof and a worthy contribution to Soup Week 2009.
- 5 leeks (or is it just leek?)
- 2 large potatoes
- Lots of garlic
- A big sprig of fresh rosemary
- Salt reduced vegetable stock (about a litre and a half, I think)
- Salt, pepper and parmesan cheese to taste. Maybe some croutons too, if you're feeling fancy.