Monday, May 17, 2010

Minestrone

Tonight I decided to try Krissie's minestrone recipe that she posted on her food journal. I followed her recipe to a T, but mine did not turn out as beautiful, or as soup-like. Here's the veggies in the soup:

1 leek, chopped
1 diced onion
2 carrots, chopped
2 zuchini, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 head cabbage, chopped
1 can kidney beans, drained
3 cans tomatoes, undrained

It was a whooole lotta veggies! She said she added about 2 cups of water, but even with doing that and letting it cook for awhile, it was just not soup-like, and I knew that adding pasta to the mix was just going to soak up all there was left... so I added more water. I also added some seasonings because I have a picky tongue. We used a couple tablespoons of an italian blend, salt, pepper, and more garlic. It was looking nice and soupy after some extra water, so I added the pasta & let it cook until it was tender. This was my end result:



It was mostly a bowl full of veggies with a bit of pasta & a bit of soupy-ness. And after we ate our bowls & I went to put the rest away, ALL the liquid had been soaked up in the pasta! Soooo, next time I think I'd add another can of tomatoes, only maybe I'd blend them up a bit to make them more liquid, plus add additional water or broth. Overall, it was a VERY tasty meal... my husband had THIRDS he liked it so much, my version just wasn't as soupy as hers, for some reason! Head on over to her blog to get the full recipe & see what hers was like!

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

That looks so good! I am going to have to try it out :)

Becca said...

Thanks for the comment, I had never heard of Letterboxes - but I'm living in Canada, which apparently they aren't?

I do love Geocaching though - don't really care about the trinkets much, just think they are too funny sometimes. Heh. Stamps are a cool idea, I may do a cache and try using a stamp in my Geocache!

Smasher Girl said...

that sounds super tasty. and i love that it has a ton of veggies!

Trisaratops said...

Yum! I've heard that if you cook the pasta separately, then add it, it will absorb less broth. Obviously, it will still absorb some. Some people keep the pasta completely separate,combining soup and pasta in each individual bowl before serving.

Congratulations on your weekend victories!