I've never met a cheapskate who doesn't love soup. That's because frugal folks know that soups tend be both filling and inexpensive and are a terrific way to use up little bits of leftovers and other random ingredients you have on hand.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a nineteenth-century poet, was not thinking about food when she began her sonnet "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Yet her sonnet always comes to mind when I count the ways I love to eat.
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