Welcometofeedyourfamilytonightpodcasteachweek.Weareservingupmotivationandinspirationtohelpyougetweeknightdinneronthetablelettingyourecapturealittle,andthecrazyandnowyourhostspeakerauthorandmarriedmother-of-fourMarieFIBA.HellofriendsWelcometoTheBijoufamilytonightpodcastepisode101.ImyourhostMariefiebachandIamsohappytobeherewithyoutoday.Today.Weregoingtotalkaboutdoesyourfamilyliketoeatsoup.IhavetoadmitthatvulnerableandImgoingtotellyouthatmyfamilynotthebiggestfansofsoupnowtodayspodcast.Isitgoingtobeabigrantabouthowmyfamilydoesntlikesoup.IvegotsometipsandtricksforyouthatIhaveusedtohelpmyfamilyeatsoupalittlebitbetter.ButIjustwanttobehonestwithyouifyouarelikemeanditsfallingyourethinkingitstimeforsoupandyourfamilyisnotthebiggestfans.Yourenotalone.IthinkthatssometimeswehaveidealsinourheadofhowourfamilyshouldeatorhowwewantourfamilytoeatandsometimesexpectationsandrealityarenotthesameanditcanbereallyhardwhenyouretryingtomanagefeedingafamilylookingatbudgetsanddecidinghowyoucanfeedyourfamilyandaseconomicallyaspossibleandsoupiswhatalloftheFrugalbloggerswillsay,myfriendStephJenkins.SherunstheblogthatkeepscakecookandIfollowheronInstagramandsheneedsherfamilysoup,likeatleastonceaweekoffandwaymorethanthatseveraltimesaweek.Anditisoneofherkeystrategiesformakingthemostoutofingredients.Andsoupcanbereallybudget-friendly.IfyouaremakingyourownbonebrothandyourereusingyourvegetablescrapsandallofthoseFrugalideas,whichistotallygreatandItotallyadmirebutwhenItranslatetothattomyfamilytheygetalittlefrustrated.Inepisode75.ItalkedabouttheemotionalburdenoffeedingyourfamilyandItoldastoryinthereabouthowwegetourbeeffromalocalfarmer.AndthatmeansthatwegetthebeefbonesandIdontwantthosetogotowasteandIlikehomemadebeefsoup.AndsoIintentionallymadeabigpotofhomemadebeefsoup,andIknewthatmyhusbandwasveryparticularuntilIwasveryveryselectedandIpickedoutallofthepiecesofmeatthatwerenotveryfattyandIservedittohimwiththebeefsoup.HekindofrejecteditanditkindofhurtmyfeelingsandIfeltreallyupset.Myhusbandisverylovingandverycaringandwasnottryingtohurtmyfeelings.Itwasjustoneofthosesituationsbutitwaspartofthatemotionalburdenoffeedingyourfamily.Ifyouwanttohearmoreaboutthat.Youcancheckoutepisode75becauseItalkedaboutthatalittlebit.SoupisoneofthosekindoftriggerthingsinourhousethatIlovesoup.Ihaveoneofmydaughterswhoabsolutelylovesoup,butwhenItryandfeedittothefamilyasawholeImoftenmetwithsomeresistance.Soheresthething.Ilikesoupsoupisusuallyaprettyhealthyfood.Imeanifyouhaveitlaidinwithcreamandcheeseisprobablynotthehealthiest,butforthemostpartsoupisconsideredhealthyanditsalsousuallyreallybudget-friendly.ItsagoodwaytostretchmeetalittlebitfurtherandtogetalittlebitmorevegetablesintoyourfamilybutinmyhousesouponaregularbasisdoesntworkreallywellandIkindofgobacktooneofmykeyprinciplesifhesyourfamilytonightandthatiswhatmyfamilyisgoingtoeatisnotnecessarilythesameaswhatyourfamilyisgoingtoeat.YoumaybelisteningtothisepisodethinkingIdontknowwhatshestalkingabout.Myfamilygobblesupsoupistheirfavoritethinginthefallandwelookforwardtoit.AndifthatsyouIamsoexcitedforyoubecausethatisthedreamofmyfamily,butfornow,itsnotmyrealityandImnotsayingthatsgoingtobemyRealityforeverbutitkindofisfornow,butthatdoesntstopmefrommakingsoup.SoIwanttogiveyoualittlebitofencouragementoutthere.IfyoureoneofthosefamilieswhereyourkidsarelikewerehavingsoupreallyMom.Ihavesomethingsthatwillhelpyou.Thefirstthingisevenifmyfamilyisnotthebiggestfan.IstillmakesoupthatImakesomeaccommodationstomakesoupbealittlebitmorepalatabletomyfamily.ThefirstaccommodationthatImakeisIalwaysserveitwithsomethingreallyloadedwithcarbs.Igotateenageboy.Ivegotkidsthatlovecarbs.AndsowhenIsayIcantjustserveasoupunlessIservesoupthatisloadedwithcarbsorsomekindofahunkofcarbsontheside.WeeatalotofchickennoodlesoupandmyfamilyactuallytoleratesthatoneprettywelloffandIllmakethatwithjustaboxofdriednoodlesandmytricksforthatistocookyournoodlesseparatefromthechickenbroth.Otherwisethenoodleswillsoakupallofthechickenbroth.IliketocookthenoodlesonthesideandsometimesIaddsomeofmyhomemadeveggiebouillonorIwillevencookitinlikeaboxofchickenbrothorIlljustcooktheminnicelysaltedwater.ButIalwaysrecommendwhenyouremakingchickennoodlesouptocookyournoodlesonthesideandthenmixitwiththesouplater.Thatwaythenoodlesdontabsorbofallofthebroth.SoIllmakedrynoodles.MysonhasdiscoveredthiswonderfulthingcalledFrozenReamesnoodles,andtheyarelikewhatshewouldmakeforlikechickenandnoodles.SotheyrebigandthickanditreallyCarvey.Amysonlovesthatcarbeerandnoodle.Ihavetriedtomakeahomemadeversionofthem.AndIthinktheytasteabsolutelylovelybutmychildrenwilloftenrejectthose.SoIhavejusttakentogoingtotheshortcutandbuyingseveralbagsofthosefrozenReamesnoodles.WhenIdosomedeepdivegroceryshoppingsoIcanpullthemoutquicklyandmakechickennoodlesoupwheneverIhaveahankeringtomakechickennoodlesoup,orwhenIneedareallyquickmealchicken.Noodlesoupisoneofmygotobackupmealsandthatstheotherthingisservingabackupmealinanightwithawholefamilyknowsthatwererunningfromplacetoplace.TheytendtonotcomplainasmuchbecausewereoffandnothavingasmuchtimetositdownandhavenicelongdiscussionsoverthedinnertableandIdontknowaboutyoubutsometimesthosenicelongdiscussionscanbeachanceformychildrentobecomefoodcriticsandtheywillsaywellthiswouldbebetterifyoudidthisIdontreallylikethis.Soservingiton.Therightnightisanotherkindoflittletrickisifyoureservingsouponanightwhenyourereallybusyandeverybodysrushinginandjusttryingtogrababitetoeat.Thenhewilltendtocomplainalittlebitless.SomeofmyotherfavoritewaystoaddsomethingCarveytostoopisifwemakesomethinglikechili,IwillmakecornbreadalongthesideIoftenwillmakemyhomemadebeerbreadinthatrecipeiscomingtotheblogsoon.Sowatchforitbecauseitsreallysimple.IthasjustafewingredientsanditCooksratherquickly.YoudonthavetoletitriseoranytingbutIllmakeahomemadebeerbreadinmyfamilywillservethatwithbutterorJamorhoney.Andthatkindoftendstotaketheedgeoffthefactthatwerehavingsoupfordinner.IvealsotakentolikemakinghomemadebiscuitsyoucouldevenopenupacanofrefrigeratedbiscuitsormakeupabatchofBisquick.Itdoesnthavetobetotallyhomemadetheservingsometypeofabreadorsometypeofcarbalongsidethesoup.Sometimeshelpedmyfamily.Isaidbeforethatmyfamilyisverycarnivorous.AndsoalotoftimeswhenImmakingsoupItryandmakesoupthathasalotofmeinitwhenImakeavegetablebeefsoupandIamroastingthebones.IwilloftenroastanothersmallpieceofmeatlikealittlepieceofroundsteakorsomethingalongsideitsothatIknowthatIhaveextrameattoputintothezooandagain.Kindofdefiesthewholemakingsoupbudget-friendly,buttherealityismyfamilyisgoingtocomplainandIreallydontwanttofixadinnerthatmycantfamilyisgoingtocomplainaboutsoifIhaveanextralittlepieceofroundsteakorsomethinginmyfreezer,IwillhappilyroastthatupandaddittothesoupsothatIgetyouarecomplaints.IdothesamewhenImakemyroastchickenandthenImakebonebrothwhenIroastchickens,IalwaysroastatleasttwochickensandsometimeseventhreeAndthenwelleatmostofoneforthefirstnight.IwilltakeallofthemeatoffthebonesandputitintomealsizeportionsformyfamilyandthenIwilltakethebonesandputtheminmycrockpotandputsomeveggiesandgarlicandafewspicesandputthatinmycrockpotcoveredwithwaterandletitcookonlowforabout24hoursandyouendupwiththisreallyrichthickchickenbroth.ButmymealsizeportionsofmeatthatgointomychickennoodlesoupthatIkeepinbaggiesinthefreezerhavealotofchickenmeatisonlyhavechickennoodlesoup.TherearemembersofmyfamilythatIkindofdontgivethemanyofthebroth.Ijustgivethemthenoodlesandthechickenmeatinabowlanditmighthavemydoubtsofbrothonitandtheycancallitchickennoodlesoup,butreallytheyrejusteatingmeatandnoodlesandthatsokaywithmeagain.Sometimesespeciallywithkids.ImexposedtofoodsandtheywillexpandthemoretheyareexposedtothemandIfeelthatwaywithsoupisthatsometimesIjustmakeitandthatsjusthowitsgoingtobeandIwillaccommodateasmuchasIcanbygivingthemmoreofthethingstheylikeandlessofthethingsthattheydontifIammakingachickentortillasoup,IdefinitelywillhavealotofchickeninthereandthenIwillserveitwithlotsoftortillachips.AndsometimesagaintotaketheedgeoffthatImmakingsoupfordinner.Iwilltakesomeofthosetortillachipsandcovertheminshreddedcheeseandputthemunderthebroilerforacoupleminutesandthenwekindofhavenachosandchickentortillasoupmylastlittletrickforservingtwofamiliesthatarereluctantistoserveitalongsideasandwichagain,Idothis,especiallywhenImmakingsomethinglikeacreamsoupthatdoesnthaveanymeatinit.CarrotsouprecipeupontheblogthatIabsolutelyloveitandithascoconutmilkandpeanutbutterandcarrotsandsoysauceandgarlicinit.Andohmygosh,Iabsolutelyloveit.Andoneofmydaughterscouldeatitbythatlikesheabsolutelylovesthistootoo.SoImgoingtomakethatAsiancarrotsoup.Iwillalwaysserveitalongsidesandwichesfordinner.AndsometimesIwillmakelikeagrilledsandwichlikeahothamandcheeseandIwillGrillitonmygriddlesothatitscrispyandthecheesegetsallmeltyorIllmakejustaplaingrilledcheesesandwich.IhaveatomatosoupthatIreallylikeinallmakeatomatosoupandEvenfamilymembersthatdont/firstdunkasandwichinasmalllittlecupoftomatosouporevenasmalllittlecupofthecarrotsoup.Icouldhaveabigbowlofsoupandalittlesandwichandtheyhaveabigsandwichinalittlebowlofsoupinitallworksoutanditstotallyfine.Ifyouarefeedingafamilythathaslotsofdifferenttasteiseverybodyspickyeaterhasspecialdietfordealingwithallergiesarefoodintolerances.Itsaboutlearningtomakethedinnerswork.Sometimesthatsetdifferentpeopleinyourfamilyarehavingdifferentportionsofthesamefood.SoifImmakingavegetablebeefsoup,Ivegotonekidthatshavingmostlymeatandvegetables.IvegotanotherkidthatshavingmostlynoodleswithalittlebitofmeatandwonttouchthevegetablesIvegotonekidishavingabowlofmostlybroth.Alittlebitofmeatinalittlebitofvegetablesinalittlebitofnoodles,butitsalljustkindofdependsoneachkid.Thatspartofthatemotionalburdenwhereweretryingtoportionoutthefoodaccordingtoeachofourchildrensneedsandsoupisjustareallygoodexampleofthatwhereyouhavelotsofdifferentingredientsinthesamedishandyoucankindofseparatedoutaccordingtowhatthedifferentpeopleinyourfamilyneed.Andalsowhattheypreferandsomeoneelsebasicallylivesoffofcarbs,thenyoucanmakeasimplesoupthathasalotofmeatandvegetablesinitwiththebrothandyoucanservethemeatandthevegetablestothepersonwhoisbeingketoandthenyoucanhavenoodlesandyoucanaddthattoNoodlesinalittlebitofextrameatinyourkid.ThatdoesntliketheveggiesomuchcaneatabowlfullofnoodlesandmeatThisisoneofthosedinnersthatyoudohavewaysthatyoucanadaptit.Andagain,ImalwaysstirringsometypeofabreadorcarbalongsideitbutifyougotsomeonewhosQuitawhichIdontrightnow,butIknowthereslotsoffamiliesthatarereallyfacingthatsituationandyouvegotthisthathaslotsoflotsofvegetablesandtheneverybodyelsecankindofeatthebreadandwhateverlittlebitsofthesoupthattheylikeIreallybelieveitfeedyourfamilytonight.Itsaboutmakingdinnerworkforyourfamilyandourfamiliesarealldifferent.Soifyourelikemeandyourfamilyisnotabigfanofsoup.Ijustwanttoletyouknowthatthatsokayforalongtime.Ikindoffelt.IkindoffailedasamomthatIhadnttaughtmykidstolovesoupwhentheywerelittle.Imrealizingnowthatthatisthecase.Ihaventfilledhismombecausemykidsdontlikesoup.IinstilledworkingtoexpandtheirpalletsandImalsothepersonwhohastomanagethefamilybudgetandsometimeswehavetodigintofoodsthatwewilleatbutarentourfavoritesandthatsatoughlessontolearninlife,butitssomethingthatImtryingtoteachmykidsandIhopethatasmykidsgetolderandtheystartleavingthenestwhiletheymaybereallyreallypickywhentheyreunderneathbyhouse.Isuspectthattheylllearntobealittlebitmorefrugalwhentheyrecookingforthemselves.AndIkindofthinkthattheyregoingtocomebacktosomeofthemorefrugalmealsthatIvemadethatworktheirfavorite,buttheymightlearntomakethemanywaybecausetheyvebeenexposedtothemwhenyourchildrensomuchofitisaboutjustexposingthemtoFoodsoverandoverandoveragainwhenmykidsweretheOh,Iwouldhavearulethattheydidnthavetoeatit.Buttheyhadtolookatit.Iwouldalwaysputitontheirplatejustalittlebitandtheydidnthavetoeatattheyhadtolookatit.Thatisanexposuretofoodanditsjustkindofawayofteachingyourkidsthatitsokay.Ifyoudontlikesomethingthatisntgoingtostopmomformakingitnowmyfinallittletipforsuit,especiallyifyourelikeme.Andyouandyourfamilyisnotabigfan.IwilloftenmakeabigpotofsoupatthebeginningoftheweekandIwilleatitformylunches.ImakeallsortsofdifferentsoupsformylunchisoneofmyfavoritekindsofsouptomakeitsjustwhatevervegetableIhaveleftinthefridge.SoIwontmakealittlewhitesaucewithalittlebitofbutterandalittlebitofflourandIwilladdsomeVeggiebrothandalittlebitofmilkandmakethiscreamysoupandthenIwilladdwhateverleftoverroastedveggiesIhaverightnow.IvegotsomeroastedbeetsthatareinmyrefrigeratorandIsuspectthatsprobablygoingtobemybreakfastfortomorrow,whichisaroastedbeetsoup.Illeatitforbreakfast.Illeatitforlunch.OrIllmakelikeabigbatchoftomatosouporabigbatchofthatAsiancarrotsoupandIwillfreezeitinmasonjarsandmydaughterwholovessoupandIwillbothjustpullamasonjaroutofthefreezerandheatedupinthemicrowaveandhavethatsoupforlunches.Soitmakesherreallyquickfastandeasylunchmygirlwholovestovisitateenagerinrightnowwithherschoolsituation.Sheishomeatlike11:15everyday,sosheseatinglunchathomeeveryday.Andsohavingthosesoupsinthefreezerforherherdinnerreallynicethingwhenshesbeenhomeforlunchasshedoesnthavetointerruptmeoraskwhatsforlunch.ShecanjustgoandhelpyourselftooneofthesoupsthatIvemadeinthefreezer.SoIneedalotofsoupforbreakfastandIeatforlunchandthatwayIgettostoopthatIloveandIdontfeellikeImhavingtoforcesoupuponmyfamily,althoughIdomakeitforhimandIstillmakesoupandImgoingContinuemakingsoup.ButrememberifyourfamilyisinaSantasuittryaddingsomecarbstryportioningouttheingredientsofthesoupaccordingtothetasteofthepeopleyouareservingandwhenindoubtjustmakeitforyourselfforlunch.SoIhopeIvegivenyousomeencouragementespeciallyforthoseofyouwhoarelikemewholikessoupwanttomakemoresoupbecausetheyresobudget-friendlythatyourfamilyisalittlebitresistantasweheadintothewinterandsoupseasonandyoustartseeingbeautifulrecipesforsoupdonotbediscouragedmakeitforyourselforfindawaytoadaptittoyourfamilystastefornowfriends.Thankssomuchforjoiningusonthefeedyourfamilytonightpodcast.IwanttohearifyourfamilylikesordoesntlikesoupandImgoingtoaskthatquestioninthefeedyourfamilytonightFacebookgroup,andIcannotwaittohearyouranswersbecauseImwonderinghowmanyofyouarelikemeagain.ImjustImjustme.AndyoumayhavefamilythatlovestooandIhopeyoudobutifyoudontthatsfine,too.SojoinFacebookgroup,andwellcatchyounexttime.Takecare.ThanksforlisteningtofeedyourfamilytonightpodcastwithyourhostMariefiebach.Ifyouliketheshowand1/2nomore.Pleasevisitfeedyourfamilytonight.Calmandifyoudliketohelpsupporttheshow,pleaseleavearatingorreviewoniTunesorapplepodcast.Ithelpedspreadthewordthatyoucanleaveyourfamilytonight.

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