Monday, March 5, 2012

It's a Beautiful Day...

It's ALWAYS a beautiful day when your stomach
cooperates with you!

Last week was a nightmare.
REALLY.

Yesterday was the first day I was able to eat normal food
and it was perfect timing since Saturday night this lovely girl came home
for spring break and will be home all week...

  
She had one request when she came home, Pasta Fagioli soup,
and of course that's what we had Saturday night,
LATE Saturday night since her plane was delayed for 2 hours.

I thought I would share the recipe AGAIN today.

PASTA FAGIOLI SOUP

Ingredients:
Please don't let the LONG LIST of ingredients scare you!
(Because long lists scare me!)

1 pound ground beef 
1 small onion, finely diced (I don't use)
2 carrots, finely diced
2 stalks celery, finely diced
1 can diced tomatoes, NOT drained
1 can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can cannellini beans (or white kidney beans), drained and rinsed
1 (26 oz.) container beef stock (I used CHICKEN STOCK)
1 jar (25 oz.) spaghetti sauce (YES, I used a jar sauce)
2 tsp. dried oregano (I didn't use)
2 teaspoons dried parsley (I didn't use)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup uncooked ditalini pasta (or your favorite small pasta shape)
Salt, to taste 


Begin by rinsing your beans...

Brown the ground beef and drain...

Chop the carrots, celery and onion (if using onion)...

Add all the ingredients except the beef and pasta to your crock pot.

That's right, just dump everything into your crock pot.

Then add the ground beef...


Set your crock pot on low for 6 to 8 hours
or high for 4 to 5 hours.

THEN add your pasta, stir and cook for another 30 minutes.

I cannot tell you how DELICIOUS this soup was!
The original recipe says that you may want to add more broth
if you like your soup "soupy." 

I almost always need to add more broth.



Please come back tomorrow for
Tuesday's Question.

Enjoy your day!  

11 comments:

  1. Glad you are better and that your girl is home!

    Soup looks fantastic!

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  2. I'm sure it feels so wonderful to have your girl home...I know all too well myself! Enjoy your week together and thanks so much for the yummy recipe! I will be trying it soon!

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  3. Enjoy your week with your daughter and thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Hi Lois,
    So happy to hear you are feeling better, especially in time to have fun with Olivia. she looks so cute in that pic, just a tad more mature looking I have to say.
    So sorry however to hear about your Mom's heart issues, will be praying for all of you today, and hoping all goes well.
    I love Pasta Fagoli soup as well,
    I made some this winter too. Your recipe sounds wonderful and looks
    so good, wish I had a bowl right now!! lol Too bad we can't email food, huh!! lol
    Hope you have a wonderful time visiting with your baby.........
    Take Care
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

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  5. This recipe sounds yummy! I'm glad you're feeling better, enjoy your visit with your pretty daughter!

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  6. How fun to have your Daughter come home..... Thank goodness you are feeling better.

    I have not made Pasta Fagioli in quite awhile. I am going to have to make it because it is something that the Hubs enjoys and I can eat it also...

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  7. That is so great that you are feeling better and your baby girl is with you!

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  8. Don't you love Crockpot cooking! Looks delicious - and so nice to get all the chopping, browning, etc. done at once and out of the way!

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  9. What a great start to a new week, you are feeling better, you have your girl home, and delicious soup!

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  10. Hooray for Spring Break, delicious soups, and feeling healthy! Enjoy your holiday together!

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  11. The soup looks good your daughter looks great! sandie

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