Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Soup and Sneak-Peeks!

Last week at school some of us did a soup-exchange.  We each made seven quarts of soup, then swapped them!  This is my Meatball Minestrone.
Meatball Minestrone Soup
(this makes 7 quarts)
2 large tins tomatoes (I used diced)
2 tins black beans
1 pkg. frozen corn
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped mixd peppers (can use some jalepenos if you like spicy, otherwisde just juse green, yellow and red)
1 large box chicken stock (4 cups)
1 pkg. frozen meatballs
salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings to taste, several splashes of  Worchestershire sauce 

cook for several hrs.  Put in quart jars at this point...leave room at top if you plan to freeze them.  ADD 1/2 cup of tiny pasta when you heat it up....don't let the pasta get soggy.  I wouldn't re-freeze with the pasta in it!

And, here is a sneak-peek of my apron for Shawnee's Spring Fling Apron Swap.

He has little yellow spindly legs that are hard to see, and a little yellow beak.  They show up much better in real life!  (I didn't have orange).  And how about this little tuck-in critter!!


  1. What a fabulous idea to do a soup swap! That recipe looks wonderful too! Love your apron and that pincushion is seriously adorable!

  2. How fun to have a soup swap!!!
    I love your apron & the little tuck in!
    We lived in & around Cody Wyoming for over 20 years & just moved to ND the year befor last.

  3. Now this recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I may try and make this soup.

    As for a lunch bag, I plan on making one to match the bag with the hearts as I have some fabric left over. Just have to find some time.

  4. A soup swap. What a great idea!! Love your apron and little pin-cushion bug. Super cute!

  5. Your soup sounds delicious.. and I just love that pin-keep its awesome!

  6. great recipe and that pin keep is soooo cute!