Sunday, June 22, 2008

bloghopping...

Somewhere in blog land one day, as I was blog hopping and following links, I found a wonderful fabulous site called The Perfect Pantry. Best site ever for recipes, pantry items, etc. I'm always looking for new recipes that do not include meat and even though it's hot now and soup would be ever so more yummy in the cold winter, we still enjoy it now.

Here is a fabulous recipe for Pasta e fagiole soup shown above.

I would make a few changes to the recipe based on what happened when I made the soup. It's a quick cook recipe, but I let mine simmer longer. Thus my liquid ended up being sucked out and I ended up adding about 2 more cups of stock. Mainly because a 1/2 pound of pasta was way too much. 1/4 pound even may be too much. Next time I'll add a couple generous handfuls and call it a day. I also added 3-4 carrots, and another half can of beans. After we ate the first night, the liquid was still scarce so I made up 2 cups of veg stock and poured it right over the soup and put it in the fridge, this let it "marinate" and mix with the soup and it was fantastic the second night.

Another image I just had to show you...isn't this the prettiest sight! All those lovely veggies turn such a bright color when they start to saute in the pot. I've always wanted one of those fantastic 6 qt. Lemongrass lime green Le Creuset pots from Williams Sonoma, but could never make myself pay $240 for one. My lovely heavy 6 qt cast iron pot came from Walmart and was $50 Made by Lodge. No doubt it will last forever and red is still a great color, especially with a lovely side of extra $$$ green $$$.

8 comments:

Libby said...

Mmmmm -I love Pasta Fagiole.

julieQ said...

Yummy! Looks like good soup for summer...

Quilts And Pieces said...

We make that soup! Didn't get the recipe from that blog, but it is the same thing!

Connie W said...

Sorry about the streak of bad luck you've had. We suffered a lightning strike a year ago and I do know how that feels, we lost several appliances and stuff too. This identity theft that is all too common is so scary. I hope all is safe and back to normal for you soon.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That looks sooooo yummy!!!!!!! Now I'm hungry!

momma said...

this is hubbys favorite suop!!!!!!! thanks for a new recipe for it!!!!!!

Laura said...

thanks for sharing this recipe as it looks delicious! Can't wait to give it a try.

YankeeQuilter said...

One of my favorite parts of making soup is the smell of the onion, carrots and celery as they cook! Didn't realize how pretty they looked too. (I make corn chowder a lot in the summer.)