Sunday, October 12, 2008


After much anticipation and anxious waiting, it is here!
It's my favorite time of year (besides Christmas, New Years, birthdays, Summer, Spring...). I can't wait to start brewing away at our family favorite soup recipes and try many new ones as well.
If you have a delicious soup recipe PLEASE pass it on! We love to make them and try them!
Here is a picture of one of my favorites, home-made Minestrone, with sausage and garden veggies. YUMM (with a topping of fresh Parmesan).
Hooray for cold weather, the smell of the heater, fires in the fire place and SOUP SEASON!


1 Lb. Italian Sausage (casing removed)
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 lg. onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
5-6 c. chicken broth
28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1 bunch or bag fresh spinach
1 1/2 c. sliced carrots
1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen cut green beans
7-8 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped (1 1/2 tsp. dried)
1/2 tsp. dried marjoram
pinch dried pepper flakes
1 can kidney or black beans
1 c. uncooked shell pasta (or wagon-wheel)

Brown sausage in skillet. Set aside. Heat olive oil in pot, add onion and garlic. Saute 3-5 min. Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT pasta and beans. Simmer for 45 min. to 1 hr. 15 min. before serving, bring to a boil and add beans and pasta.
Top with fresh Parmesan cheese, serve with warm rolls.


heidi said...

Mmm...I can't wait to try this. We had soup today too, Chicken Cheese.
I'll email you the recipe.

Amy said...

We had soup here too. Butternut squash soup. Delish! I'll have to try yours too!

Anonymous said...

soup is inappropriate

Anonymous said...


If you want a recipe for pumpkin soup let me know. I have a great one. -Kim

merideth said...

love this post because i love soup too. i am excited to try this one...and if i can find my recipes i will share. still a little unorganized since the move.

Marie said...

i want your miso soup recipe...i've heard so much about it!