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#885662 --- 09/20/08 03:33 AM Time for Soup!
Rick-the-Builder Offline
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RECIPE: Easy Minestrone
Minestrone is generally not an easy undertaking, given that recipes often call for homemade stock and at least 10 kinds of chopped vegetables. This version uses frozen vegetables and supermarket chicken broth for a fast, hearty weeknight meal. Frozen zucchini, carrots, broccoli, and beans are sometimes called an "Italian Blend," and can be found in your supermarket's frozen section. Small pasta shapes such as orzo and ditalini work best.

Serves 4 to 6

6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (15.5-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving
2 onions, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup pasta, dry (see above)
1 (16-ounce) bag frozen vegetables (see above)
1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves
Table salt and ground black pepper
Bring broth, beans, and tomatoes to boil in large saucepan.
Meanwhile, heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in broth mixture and pasta and simmer until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.
Stir in vegetables and basil and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with additional olive oil for drizzling.
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#885677 --- 09/20/08 09:01 AM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: Rick-the-Builder]
sparky's back Offline
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This sounds yummy..I love making soup, it's a great dish for my daycare..I'm gonna make this one this week!
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#885701 --- 09/20/08 10:06 AM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: sparky's back]
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Yep...soup is one of muy favorite things. \:\) Makes the house feel warm and yummy and makes the tummy all warm and yummy too!
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#885827 --- 09/20/08 04:31 PM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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anyone have an easy recipe for Italian wedding soup? Just had it a few days ago, and really liked it.

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#885857 --- 09/20/08 05:50 PM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: grouchy]
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Grouchy found this online hope it helps


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Italian Wedding Soup
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
Show: Everyday Italian
Episode: Viewer Requests
Meatballs:
1 small onion, grated
1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 large egg
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 slice fresh white bread, crust trimmed, bread torn into small pieces
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
8 ounces ground beef
8 ounces ground pork
Freshly ground black pepper

Soup:
12 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 pound curly endive, coarsely chopped (1 pound of escarole would be a good substitution)
2 large eggs
2 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To make the meatballs: Stir the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the cheese, beef and pork. Using 1 1/2 teaspoons for each, shape the meat mixture into 1-inch-diameter meatballs. Place on a baking sheet.

To make the soup: Bring the broth to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and curly endive and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through and the curly endive is tender, about 8 minutes. Whisk the eggs and cheese in a medium bowl to blend. Stir the soup in a circular motion. Gradually drizzle the egg mixture into the moving broth, stirring gently with a fork to form thin stands of egg, about 1 minute. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper.

Ladle the soup into bowls and serve. Finish soup with parmesan cheese if desired.

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#885863 --- 09/20/08 05:57 PM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: ]
Della Offline
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Italian Wedding is one of my favorites. It's prolly easier to order out.
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#886578 --- 09/22/08 09:21 AM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: Della]
sparky's back Offline
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I am making Chicken soup tomorrow..IF there is any chicken left over from baked chicken tonight!
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#886599 --- 09/22/08 10:02 AM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: sparky's back]
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For my chicken soup I cheat.... I buy the day old rotisserie chickens (half price) and 2 jars of chicken gravy...chop up all the meat...use all the gravy and half the meat for chicken and biscuits then I boil the carcass 2 hours, add onions carrots celery, noodles, and special spices....Viola! Chicken soup....2 meals...one chicken. Damn I am cheap LOL
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#886608 --- 09/22/08 10:34 AM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: Scottie2Hottie]
sparky's back Offline
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Originally Posted By: Scottie2Hottie
For my chicken soup I cheat.... I buy the day old rotisserie chickens (half price) and 2 jars of chicken gravy...chop up all the meat...use all the gravy and half the meat for chicken and biscuits then I boil the carcass 2 hours, add onions carrots celery, noodles, and special spices....Viola! Chicken soup....2 meals...one chicken. Damn I am cheap LOL


That sounds like a plan!!!
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#886622 --- 09/22/08 11:42 AM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: sparky's back]
LOTE Offline
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Originally Posted By: sparky's back
I am making Chicken soup tomorrow..IF there is any chicken left over from baked chicken tonight!


Me too! Except, I'm grilling mine tonight, rather than baking it.
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#886647 --- 09/22/08 01:21 PM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: Rick-the-Builder]
casey2 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/07
Posts: 368
If this has been on before, I apologize as I have not read it, but does anyone have a good recipe for hamburger soup? I have ordered it at restaurants in the past and have really enjoyed it. Thanks

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#886668 --- 09/22/08 02:25 PM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: casey2]
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1 lb. hamburger
1 (46 oz.) can chicken broth
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 pkg. instant onion soup
1 (28 oz.) can tomato puree
1/2 c. soup macaroni
1 (1 lb.) pkg. frozen mixed vegetables

Brown hamburger in large pot. Pour off excess fat. Add chicken broth, bouillon cubes, onion soup and tomato puree. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add macaroni. Simmer 20 minutes. Add vegetables. Simmer for 15 minutes longer. Easy and delicious.

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#886914 --- 09/22/08 08:53 PM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: ]
casey2 Offline
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Thank you Festus. I will definitely be making this soup within the next few days.

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#886933 --- 09/22/08 09:58 PM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: grouchy]
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Posts: 132
Loc: Waterloo, NY
Italian Wedding Soup

1 pkg frozen spinach (thawed & drained)
1/2 box egg pastina
1 bag frozen dinner sized meatballs
1 sm/med onion chopped or grated
2 stalks celery chopped
3 carrots peeled and chopped
2 tsp chopped garlic (or 1 large clove)
6-8 cups chicken stock (I use the chicken base from sysco that I buy at sauder's)
3-5 tbspn olive oil

In a large pot add olive oil, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic and saute over low-med heat until tender. Add spinach and saute for another 2-3 minutes on low-med heat. Add chicken stock, meatballs, and pastina. Simmer at low-med heat until meatballs are heated through and pastina is soft.

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#887153 --- 09/23/08 10:31 AM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: sky's the limit]
Della Offline
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Registered: 12/22/04
Posts: 16305
Loc: Seneca Falls
Thanks their are quite few here I can't wait to try!
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#887228 --- 09/23/08 01:05 PM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: Della]
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Registered: 02/04/06
Posts: 7411
Loc: On a journey......
Here's a really simple and tasty one the kids love....8 minute meal.


Chicken broth
ditalini pasta
can peas
salt & white pepper

(for adults add splashs of sherry)

garnish with parm cheese
great with pumpernickle bread.
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#887619 --- 09/24/08 12:53 AM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: Rick-the-Builder]
threesons Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rick-the-Builder
RECIPE: Easy Minestrone
Minestrone is generally not an easy undertaking, given that recipes often call for homemade stock and at least 10 kinds of chopped vegetables. This version uses frozen vegetables and supermarket chicken broth for a fast, hearty weeknight meal. Frozen zucchini, carrots, broccoli, and beans are sometimes called an "Italian Blend," and can be found in your supermarket's frozen section. Small pasta shapes such as orzo and ditalini work best.

Serves 4 to 6

6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (15.5-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving
2 onions, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup pasta, dry (see above)
1 (16-ounce) bag frozen vegetables (see above)
1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves
Table salt and ground black pepper
Bring broth, beans, and tomatoes to boil in large saucepan.
Meanwhile, heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in broth mixture and pasta and simmer until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.
Stir in vegetables and basil and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with additional olive oil for drizzling.


I made this today and it was quite YUMMY. It saved me from digging through my recipes when i got home. I printed it out at work and ran to Weggie's for what i needed. Thanks!!!!
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#888238 --- 09/25/08 12:42 AM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: threesons]
lennon lives Offline
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Posts: 1661
Loc: Waterloo, NY
Being that I'm a cook, it's soup that is my specialty...it's funny this thread pop up, i've been thinking about starting my own soup business, just cooking and selling soup, by the quart or gallon, got to look into it.
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#888241 --- 09/25/08 12:48 AM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: lennon lives]
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You could be the soup nazi, like on Senifeld.
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#888252 --- 09/25/08 12:59 AM Re: Time for Soup! [Re: nymmamma]
threesons Offline
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Posts: 4233
Loc: Hysteria Lane
NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!

Sorry i had a need.
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