December 11, 2007

Italian Wedding Soup

Today I learned that I can trust the broth of my Italian Wedding Soup to cook the meatballs in no time! Of course I didn't believe this until a phone call to Mom. It's true, the raw meatballs will cook in 10 to 15 minutes no problem! About the time it takes to cook the orzo pasta for the soup. Though you do need to undercook the orzo a bit if you don't want it to end up mushy. It probably wouldn't be fair to my Italian grandfather to share the entire family soup recipe, but I will tell you at least some ingredients thrown in for the little meatballs. Ground beef (I use ground turkey when trying to cut down on the fat), parmesan cheese, egg, basil and parsely. The meatball recipe stays fairly simple since they will pick up the broth flavor while cooking. And there are still so many family recipes I have to learn! Sorry for not taking a picture of my own soup, but it already went into the fridge! I like to leave italian stewed tomatoes in mine, so it has more of a reddish tint to it. Yum! This is my favorite soup ever!

What did you learn today?

1 comment:

Tim Johnson said...

MMMMM mine too! Thanks doll!