Winter Soup Recipes
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Italians make a soup called Minestra. It contains beans and greens, but you can try any combination you'd like. It's best if you use Chicken Stock but water will work too. It's best to use pacetta, or mezzina, but bacon and fatback work equally as well, and you can skip the meat for Fridays. This is the stripped down Friday version, scale it as you need.

1 small celery diced spoon sized
2 onions 'bout the size of a 14" softball, diced spoon sized
I carrot diced small
I lb Spinach, Escarole,
1-28 ox diced Italian tomatoes Marzano or Red Gold
1 lb. Lentils
V-8 juice
2 cans of Veg. Stock if Friday or water.
1lb. small pasta for broth like shellsor elbows or whatever the supermarket has and you fancy. Cook 'em, rinse 'em, cool 'em and stuff 'em in a storage bag with some oil not to stick, and store until the time.

If you are going to use some bacon or other, brown it off first and save the pieces, or if you are not then add some
butter, and olive oil in a Stock pot saute celery, onion, and carrot, till 2/3 cooked, add 28 oz . can of tomatoes continue to saute and cook the tomatoes, add the lentils, add the stock, or water, bring to a boil and lower to cook the lentils for about twenty minutes, add the Spinach or Escarole cook until soft, add some V-8 if more stock is needed or water or both. It's not supposed to be like a tomato sauce but tomato flavored soup. Add S+P to taste Put the pasta in the bowl and ladle the Minestra over it then your favorite grated cheese, serve with a salad and french bread and butter.

Other pairing are;
great northern beans and Savoy Cabbage,
Cannelini beans and Escarola,
Pinto beans and Brocc. Rabi
you get the idea, and you can riff with different vegetables, no greens, no pasta for diet, two smoked meats.
tim




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Winter Soup Recipes - by Iolanthe - 10-10-2010, 01:35 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Iolanthe - 10-10-2010, 03:49 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Texican - 10-10-2010, 03:57 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by moneil - 10-10-2010, 08:40 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Satori - 10-10-2010, 09:40 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Iolanthe - 10-12-2010, 08:35 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by cgraye - 10-12-2010, 12:23 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Iolanthe - 10-12-2010, 07:51 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Satori - 10-12-2010, 08:37 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Penelope - 10-12-2010, 08:53 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by cgraye - 10-12-2010, 09:20 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Iolanthe - 10-13-2010, 08:46 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Satori - 10-13-2010, 09:37 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Historian - 10-13-2010, 09:55 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Satori - 10-14-2010, 05:02 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Texican - 10-14-2010, 08:42 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by SaraLucille - 10-14-2010, 02:09 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by MaterLaeta - 10-15-2010, 11:03 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by SaraLucille - 10-16-2010, 10:11 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Historian - 10-17-2010, 01:04 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by timoose - 10-19-2010, 04:56 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by SaraLucille - 10-27-2010, 09:27 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by wallflower - 10-27-2010, 09:36 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by JayneK - 10-27-2010, 12:07 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by JayneK - 10-27-2010, 07:02 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by wallflower - 10-27-2010, 07:16 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Iolanthe - 10-27-2010, 07:18 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by JayneK - 10-27-2010, 07:25 PM
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Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by timoose - 10-28-2010, 04:27 PM
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Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by timoose - 10-29-2010, 03:42 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by moneil - 11-01-2010, 12:51 AM
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Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by MaterLaeta - 11-10-2010, 07:58 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Texican - 11-10-2010, 09:44 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-10-2010, 03:37 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by moneil - 11-26-2010, 02:32 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by MaterLaeta - 12-03-2010, 06:11 PM
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Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by moneil - 12-04-2010, 12:32 AM
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