Thursday, September 9, 2010

delicious and FAST soup!

So there I was on Wednesday late afternoon,
with nothing planned or pulled out for dinner.
I grab some Italian sausage links from the fridge, thinking I could make a quick spaghetti.
But then I got to thinking about the cool weather, and of my little guy Aidan, who I kept home
from school because his nose was runny and he had an icky cough,
and my thinking changed to SOUP!
Ahhhh....soup :)
Don't you LOVE soup?!
Simple Italian Soup
6-8 Italian sausage links
1 TBSP Olive oil
2 tsp dried Italian seasonings
8-10 cups chicken broth 
1/2 - 1 lb pasta, depending on how thick you want your soup
(tortellini would be yummy too)
2 cups frozen leaf spinach
Shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish, sprinkled on top
Drizzle 1 TBSP of Olive Oil in heated soup pot.
Add 6-8 Italian sausage links cut into bite size pieces.
Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of dried Italian seasonings on top of sausage.
Saute seasonings & sausage for a few minutes, until brown.
Add 8-10 cups of chicken broth.  Stir to release sausage bits from bottom of pot.
Allow liquid to come to full boil.
Pour in 1/2 to1 lb dried pasta & stir.
Boil pasta for 5 minutes and add 2 cups frozen spinach.
Boil for 5 or more minutes until pasta & spinach are fully cooked.
Serve in pretty bowls & sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese on top.

YUM-YUM-YUMMY! and SO EASY!
Enjoy :)
(To make this soup HEALTHY, use turkey Italian sausage, omit the olive oil, use low sodium chicken broth, and whole wheat pasta.)
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And tell me...does your kid want to learn Calligraphy?
At the age of 8?
or practice cursive writing?


Aidan does.  And he spent a lot of his day practicing ;)
I think he's pretty darn good!




1 comment:

Chris said...

Hi Tracy!
Yes, that soup looks really delicious! I wonder how it would taste with gluten free noodles as I am allergic to wheat... hope your little man gets better soon!
I have an Aidan too, except he is AidEn, and he is almost two. :o)

I can't wait for my birdie necklace to come in the mail! I think I am more excited than my daughter will be! LOL

Take care,
Chris Vanderstoep