4 c. leftover Chicken and Vegetable Chili/Stew (anytime I have leftover soup or chili, I freeze it for a future “starter”)

1 container chicken broth

1 c. leftover black beans and rice

1 c. frozen shredded chicken

2 Tbsp. minced garlic

1/4 c. sherry

1 can garbanzo beans

1 c. leftover undressed salad from the other the other night, with swiss chard, spinach, kale, shredded carrots, chopped onions, and sliced mushrooms)

Combine ingredients in the crockpot and cook all day.

I started out intending to make chicken soup for Austin, who is sick, and ended up emptying some containers in the freezer.

Possible toppings:  shredded cheese, sour cream, chips.

Everyone loved this so much, there are now NO LEFTOVERS!  Of course, I’ll never be able to recreate it exactly.