Sunday, September 23, 2007

Minestrone


INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Slices Bacon
  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/3 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 cup minced Celery
  • 1 cup cubed Carrots
  • 2 cups Tomato Puree
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced Tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Beef broth
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed French Onion soup
  • 5 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chopped Zucchini
  • 2 cups Spinach, rinsed and sliced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Garbanzo Beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped Parsley
  • 1/2 Box Elbow Macaroni

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large stock pot, cook bacon and drain off fat. Add onion, garlic, and beef. When onions are translucent, add celery, carrot, pureed tomatoes, whole tomatoes, broth, condensed soup, water, wine, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in zucchini, spinach, pasta, garbanzo beans and parsley. Cook for at least 20 minutes, but the longer you let it simmer, the better! Serve with fresh Parmesan or Mozzarella.
  3. While soup is cooking, cook noodles.

I liked it with Mozzarella the best, and definitely serve with Garlic or French Bread. I also would have loved to have some croutons, or bread crumbs...

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Garlic & Butter Noodles


I actually cheated on this one, we just used the Noodle Roni Butter & Garlic flavor, and I grilled chicken to put on top of it. Besides that, it is pretty self explanatory... Noodles with butter and garlic!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Spaghetti with a Twist


Obviously just your regular Spaghetti recipe, with a spoonful of Ricotta Cheese. If you don't like Ricotta, you won't like this, but if you've never tried it, just do it. It's yummy. It reminds me of when I was a little girl, my mom used to do this all the time.