Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MOM's Minestrone Soup

It's pretty cold here in Florida right now, and I'm being totally serious, it was a low of 20 something last night. That's really cold. I decided to make my MOM's Minestrone soup for dinner, and of course Scott wanted corn bread because, well, cornbread apparently goes with everything.

Here's what you need for the soup:
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil (I used olive oil)
  • l cup chopped celery
  • l cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 5 cans College Inn Beef broth
  • 1 can (Large) Italian tomatoes
  • 1 can northern beans drained
  • 1 box frozen peas & carrots
  • 1 box frozen Italian green beans
  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni
  • Italian sausage, either removed from casing or ground

What to do:
  • Saute the oil, onion, celery, pepper, oregano and basil until your onions are translucent
  • Brown your sausage in another pan
  • Add the beef broth, tomatoes, beans, peas & carrots, green beans, macaroni and sausage (when cooked)
  • Bring to a boil
  • Simmer for at least one hour
My MOM suggests making this the day before to really let the flavors set in. Also you may need to salt and pepper this to your taste.

We had it last night and it was crazy delicious, plus took zero time to make. I can't wait to have it again for lunch, and maybe even dinner again?

1 comment:

Krystyn said...

Looks very tasty, and actually quite easy!

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