How Do You Soup?

It looks like ole’ man winter has a pretty good grip on most of us. So maybe now would be a great time to start talking about soups again. My DH, as I may have mentioned before, is American-Italian and adores his Minestrone soup. This is really just a vegetable soup, but sshhhh, don’t tell him that. Since we are limiting our pasta consumption, I opted for a different approach this time around.

The cast of characters for homemade Minestrone Soup

The cast of characters are as follows:

Cooked from dried-cannellini beans in homemade chicken broth

Fresh Kale

look at that chicken broth, yum

Homemade chicken broth, I mean come on man, look at the schmaltz. You just don’t get that unctuous mouth feel of chicken fat from a box or can.

make your own chicken broth

Take a minute and make your own broth by saving the cooking liquor the next time you poach some chicken along with some aromatics.  But I digress, let’s continue with the Minestrone…

Any veggies you like; `member, a recipe is just someones idea. I used:

Fresh Green beans

Fresh Zucchini

Fresh Carrots

Fresh Red Bell Peppers

Minced Garlic

Diced and Sautéed Pancetta

Flat leaf Italian Parsley

Diced Potatoes and Sautéed Onions

Chuck everything into a big pot and simmer until the potatoes of cooked through and the veg is crisp tender.

Minestrone Soup

Grab a bowl and a spoon and dig in.

Stay warm out there!

Aloha

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