Minestrone Soup for the Bronchitis Soul
As you guys know, Terry has been sick with Bronchitis for the past week and so last night I decided to make him some soup because he’s been feeling especially low. I made for him my go-to Minestrone recipe which I always make when the people around me are sick. It’s hearty, yummy and tastes great even if you’re not sick. I use the basic recipe off Epicurious (Pasta, Sausage & Bean Soup) but I always modify it based on what ingredients I have around the house. The recipe is just a springboard…
1. Put a little olive oil in dutch oven. Turn to med-high heat. Add sausage, removing from casings and breaking up. After a few minutes, add chopped onion and carrots until sofftened (5 min). Season with salt, pepper, garlic and herbs.
2. Then add a splash of wine and deglaze pan for a minute. Add in tomatos and their juices, beans, broth. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Add pasta and let simmer an additional 10-15 minutes, until pasta is done.
…and here’s a picture of my sous chef who likes to “help” Mama by finding all the baby carrots that just happen to fall on the floor…