Quick Vegetable Soup & Mini Salmon Noodle Casseroles {Operation: #EAT it or CLEAN it}


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Quick Vegetable Soup & Mini Salmon Noodle Casseroles 

Day 4 on my Mission to Eat it or Clean it before Passover and it has been interesting to say the least.

It is amazing how much stuff I have in my pantry and freezer, I never thought I was an over buyer.

But It seems that when I go to the grocery store, I don’t do an inventory first, I just buy…

If there is ever a shortage of canned tomato sauce or corn niblets, well come to my house, I just might be to blame. The same goes with rice, flour, frozen bags of shredded cheese and wonton wrappers, I guess I have this fear of running out?

If I would add up all the money spent on all these items just taking space on my pantry and freezer shelves, it would be quite a little haul of cash. Cash that really could have been used for other things that the house needs or happily added to a small haul in the travel wish jar me and Tunie B. started last year.

I am starting to realize I sort of need to change my buying habits. It’s ok to stock up a little I think, I love that I have basic ingredients for most dishes that I could want to make. But I need to come to terms that one or two cans is good enough of each item, do I really need 4?  I am going to make an effort after Pesach to really do an inventory before I buy. I think that 5 minutes of effort before I hit the grocery store is going to give me money to fill up my travel jar pretty fast. I guess will see…

day 4 ingredients 2

Last night I made my favorite quick super easy vegetable soup and mini salmon noodle casseroles. I use salmon instead of tuna, because both me and Tunie B. have this thing about the canned tuna smell, so we don’t really use it a lot in my house. But feel free to sub the salmon for it.

I made the casserole in a muffin tin, because 1. Everything tastes better to a kid when it is in the shape of a muffin 2. It is easier to keep fresh in the fridge and serve the next day, when it is portioned out this way.

Quick Vegetable Soup


2 tbsp. olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 zucchinis, chopped

3-4 carrots, peeled and chopped

4 large potatoes, peeled and chopped

3-4 pieces celery, chopped

1 tbsp. kosher salt

2 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. dried parsley

8 cups water


  1. In a soup pot, on medium flame, sauté the onions for 8-10 minutes. Then add all the chopped vegetables and spices and mix well.
  2. Let them sauté for about 3-4 minutes with cover on the pot.
  3. Add the water, raise heat to medium-high, cover and cook on stove top for about 25 minutes until all the vegetables are soft and easy to pierce with a fork.
  4. Use a hand blender and blend soup to a thick creamy consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Garnish with cheese crackers or croutons.


Day 4 noodle casserole

 Mini Salmon Noodle Casserole

makes about 12-14 muffin size casseroles


1 package of cooked thin egg noodles (or any pasta you have)

2 cups of canned salmon (1 large can) or 2-3 cans of Tuna, drained and mashed

4 eggs, whisked

1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I sometimes use the combo orange and white shredded cheese)

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. black pepper

2 tsp. dried parsley


Pre-heat the oven to 350 F . Prepare muffin tin with liners.

  1. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients well with a rubber spatula.
  2. Using an ice cream scooper or a large spoon, spoon in the casserole mixture into the muffin liners. Fill to the top.
  3. Place in oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes until lightly golden brown on top.