Saturday, January 10, 2009

Great Quick Minestrone Recipe for Dog Lovers and Others!

You's all about us and our products but I thought I'd put in a fantastic recipe for minestrone soup....perfect for these bitterly cold New England winter days. As a non-Italian (I'm as English/Scottish as they come), I thought I did quite well when I won a local paper recipe contest with this one! My Sicilian sister-in-law thought that was a "hoot." Of course, the recipe would really go well in our custom recipe boxes (but more about that's the recipe).

Ministrone in Minutes!

1 lg. onion chopped
1 garlic clove minced
2 chicken bouillon cubes or envelopes
1 14-1/2 to 16 oz. can tomatoes
1 15-1/4 to 19 oz. can kidney beans, drained
2 medium carrots, sliced
1/2 c. elbow macaroni
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. oregano
1/2 10-oz. pkg. fresh spinach, cut into thin strips

  1. In 3-qt. casserole, cook onion and garlic on high 3-4 minutes until tender
  2. Add bouillon, next 6 ingredients and 2-1/2 cups of water. Cook, covered, on high 15-18 minutes until vegetables are tender. Stir once.
  3. Add spinach. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes until macaroni is tender. Serve with grated parmesan if desired. Makes 4 main-dish servings. About 230 calories per serving.
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Til the next time.....enjoy the soup! And do check out our website


aliceinparis said...

I love soup recipes. This one looks simple. I bet it is delicious:)
Cheers, Shelagh

Heart to Hand Creations said...

Couldn't be simpler. I don't always cut up the spinach either...depends on how busy I am with other things.

Ronnie said...

Hey You two! I couldn't resist posting on your blog. I found you at Alice. When i read that you have a smock but it was covering the birdcage I laughed. That's where mine is!!
Your memorial boxes are a wonderful idea. Not surprised folks are attracted to them Good luck with it.
Stay warm up there!
Ronnie - in a small town in Georgia

365 Letters said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!