Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stealing A Meal

My sister, Lene has "Menu Monday" on her blog. This week she had Minestrone Soup listed for one of her days.
I thought that sounded really good and I knew this recipe was easy.

What You Need
2 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (16 oz.) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained, coarsely chopped
2 cups cooked kidney beans (prepared without salt)
1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables
1/4 cup shell macaroni, uncooked
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
Make It
COMBINE all ingredients in large saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low.
SIMMER 20 min. or until macaroni is tender.
I am not real good at following recipes...I am an add and tweak kind of cook.
So, mine may not look the same as the bowl above.
I made small meatballs (kirk has the belief it there is not meat it isn't dinner) and seared them in my soup pan before adding the other ingredients.
I always cook with onions so they are added.
Add one fresh bread bowl and ...
It was so yummy!
Thanks 'Lene for the idea!

7 comments:

Jenn said...

I hear angels singing! That looks delish!
I love Lene's Menu Mondays

Lene said...

I think I am going to try the meatballs the next time I make this....David will be so happy.

And bread bowls....Y.U.M!

Karlenn said...

You meanie! My tummy is totally growling now!!

THE CALLS said...

All I can say is.... Yummy! It made my mouth water.

Mimi Sue said...

I do love soup and this recipe sounds delish. Mimi

Liz said...

Mmmm. I am going to have to try this, Thanks to you both!

mommy nurse said...

Sisters are great! and that soup looks yummy! I have no imaginations so I love the pictures!