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Old 05-13-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Mock Italian Wedding Soup

1 pot chicken stock with meat
couple handfuls of fresh spinach (chiffonade)
1 cup frozen mixed veggies
1 handful (or to taste) parmesan cheese
pasta (I used acini di pepe)

Holy cow is this good. I made chicken soup earlier in the week for all the colds that cam floating through the house and when I wanted lunch I thought it looked boring. So I started rummaging in the pantry. I tossed in the acini di pepe while the soup was simmering and it sucked up a fair bit of juice, that looked better. Then I remembered I didn't use all the spinach for that salad last night...in that went. Only about 1 cup of frozen mixed veggies left in the freezer...that won't do for a dinner...toss! Then I looked at it and realized it was just missing the parmesan. Ta Da! It really hit the spot today so I thought I'd share.

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Old 05-14-2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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sounds very good. i have not see acini di pepe in my grocery store. is it common where u are. i'm thinking it would be super in a pasta salad. don't like to get a larger bland pasta in salad.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:31 PM   #3
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i am assuming that bugs is your daughter. what a beautiful young girl. you must be proud.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:10 AM   #4
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babetoo, acini di pepe is only found in our Italian center market. Its a wonderful size for soups and salads I just love it! I think I'm going to be using it a lot. You can use any little pasta you like though.

And yes, Bugs is my daughter, I really need to update my picture files, she is 15 now and growing faster. My younger daughter actually does a lot of cooking, but is more interested in Facebook than in DC.
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:32 PM   #5
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sounds delicious, alix. i may try it for dinner. you sold me with the parmesan! :)
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