Tuesday, October 6, 2009

minestrone soup

this is becoming a tradition for my husbands birthday...we will rename it 'mikes birthday soup'.
nothing is better this time of year than a warm bowl of soup, family and a birthday celebration!!

you can adjust this by adding more or less veggies/ sauce etc. depending on how many you are feeding

1-2 lbs ground sausage (i like to use regular and Italian)
break up and boil in 2 quarts water for one hour.
cool and place in fridge (i like to do this the night before)
remove the 'ring of fat' from water and break up sausage a little more.
1-2 onions
1-2 garlic cloves
chopped- celery, carrots, green pepper
2-3 cans tomato sauce (14 oz)
3-4 bullion cubes
2 cans tomatoes
salt and pepper
basil and oregano
more water if needed
cook until veggies are soft

1-2 cans garbanzo beans
1 can green beans
sliced mushrooms
1-2 cups any pasta
cook until noodles are soft.

serve with fresh Parmesan cheese and french bread

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