You know...it'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 later...here'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
- In 3-qt. casserole, cook onion and garlic on high 3-4 minutes until tender
- 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.
- 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.
Til the next time.....enjoy the soup! And do check out our website www.hearttohandcreations.com.