Soups & Sweet Treat 11.15.12

Happy Veteran’s Day & Happy Birthday to my late Grandmother!

Italian Wedding Soup- I always thought its name stemmed from the fact that it was used to celebrate weddings!  Wrong.  A quick look at Wikipedia explains that it is a mistranslation of the Italian phrase “minestra maritata” or “married soup”- meaning that green veggies and meat go well together.  I love this definition and how it can be applied to cooking in general and especially soups!  One of the great things about soups is its marriage of flavors.  This week I will offer Italian Wedding Soup & Lentil Mushroom Soup.  Earthy lentils and woodsy mushrooms are also a match made in heaven!

Italian Wedding Soup.  Ingredients:  Chicken stock, celery, carrots, garlic, onions, olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, meatballs (ground beef & ground pork, bread crumbs, garlic, Parmesan cheese, eggs, dried basil, kosher salt & pepper), baby pasta, fresh spinach & fresh parsley.  Garnished w. Parmesan cheese.  13. per quart served w. bread for dipping.

Mushroom Lentil Soup.  ingredients: Olive oil, garlic, onions, celery, carrots, Portobello mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, button mushrooms, brown lentils, white wine, veggie stock, bay leaves, fresh thyme, kosher salt & pepper.  Garnished w. a mixture of fresh parsley & scallions.  Gluten-Free, Vegan & Vegetarian.  13. per quart served w. bread for dipping.

Carmel Apple Cookies…a soft apple cookie with caramel frosting topped with PECANS OR NOT…your choice.  1.50 per cookie.

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