The smell and taste of homemade chicken soup is so comforting, but not everyone can sit around and wait for the chicken to boil, then shred it and boil the bones for another hour. We are busy and can’t sit around cooking all day. I’ve adjusted my mom’s chicken soup and made it a little easier, but still soooooo delicious. It is my son Dominick’s favorite meal. I have a couple of secret ingredients that make it extra special. I don’t usually have enough leftovers to freeze it for another night!
Most of the time we all frantically rush to the store to stock up on all the pantry items that we can get our hands on. If we are lucky we have no need to dig into that stash and have a full pantry once the scare of a hurricane passes. This soup came about after our last scare. I refused to go to the store again and came up with this pasta e fagioli “Hurricane Soup”. Now this is on rotation weekly because it is cheap and easy! Two of my favorite kind of dinners. I usually serve this with a loaf of crusty bread or garlic bread.
Believe it or not, when I make salmon everyone eats it! I never have any left over. It seems like when I make it, nobody gets filled. So I usually make this orzo side dish along with it to fill them up and it is amazing! I love pasta and I love vegetables, so for me this is perfect. I eat it leftover for lunch and it could be cold right out of the container…
I couldn’t get out too often when my boys were small so coming up with dinner for all of us gave me something to think about. Feeding the Fam on a budget was a challenge.
Spring is here and it’s getting hotter in Florida! When it gets hotter, the food has to get a little lighter. Instead of my pasta with meat sauce or meatballs, I like to add more veggies.
If corned beef and cabbage isn’t your thing, this just might be!
So, my boys recently said the words I thought I’d never hear. “Mom, everyone else at school eats Ramen Noodles. Why can’t we have it?”
I just came back from a weekend in Long Island and was quickly reminded that it is soup season! I had so much fun with all the girls and of course my adorable nephew, but I was freezing. My Florida blood couldn’t handle the cold. I make soup all year long due to the fact that it is usually easy and healthy. Some soups are heartier than others. If a soup I make is not filling enough for my hungry family, I will make a salad and some garlic bread before. Here is a list of FIVE of my favorites that I put on rotation all year long, not just this time of year!
This is one of those meals that I make if I need to feed a lot of hungry people. You can make it all ahead and then just heat and serve. It’s filling and delicious.
If you are looking to keep it light for the new year, use chicken sausages and no bread. You can even add mushrooms to get more veggies in.
This is a perfect meal served with a loaf of crusty bread. It is a great opportunity to use the leftover ham from Thanksgiving.