Posts tagged ‘garlic’

April 6, 2011

Italian Wedding Soup

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Last week was cold and rainy – so we made soup several times. This was our favorite – note the kids’ spinach in yet another dish!

I adapted this recipe from Slow Cooker Favorites Made Healthy. The recipe instructions were to make your own meatballs – I cheated and bought frozen turkey meatballs. I just threw the frozen meatballs in the bottom of the slow cooker, topped them with chopped fennel & onion, minced garlic, dried basil & oregano, and chicken broth. Then turned the cooker to low and left it for 10 hours. The orzo cooked for about 5 minutes at the end, and I put the fresh spinach in the bottom of everyone’s bowls before serving, so it wouldn’t overcook.

Delish! I don’t normally cook with fennel and I loved it in this soup. I sold it to the kids as “meatball soup” and they dug in. Made great leftovers, too.

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February 22, 2011

Garlic and tomato soup with crusty French bread

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Wow, was this soup garlicy. The recipe said just to blanch the clove before putting them in the slow cooker, and next time I’m going to try roasting them. J and I could barely finish our own bowls.

The bread, on the other hand, was amazing. Crusty on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle. Here’s the recipe for that (I halved it):
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Fabulous-French-Loaves/Detail.aspx

I’ll post the soup recipe if I can get it fixed. Right now, wowza.