Hi y’all! Today was a really cool day here that I decided to make soup. I made minestrone soup with a twist. What is the twist, you ask? I added some meatballs to it!
Here are all the ingredients I used for the soup. Actually, except for the macaronis. I didn’t have room for them! lol Anyway, I used:
two cans diced tomatoes, one can of garbanzo beans, one can of red kidney beans, one can of black beans, one can of green beans, some parsley, some basil leaves, a bag of matchstix carrots, celery, spinach, purple cabbage.
Here are the meatballs I made. I added garlic salt, onion powder, and black pepper. to the meat. I also added two eggs, and long grain rice. I didn’t add too much rice though. I thought about using brown rice but I it would probably take too long to cook so I added long grain white rice. The meatballs are not big at all.
After I made the meatballs, I placed them in boiling water. I let them boil for about an hour. After they were ready, I placed them in a bowl until I was ready to add them to my soup. While the meatballs were boiling, I cut all of my veggies. Spinach, cabbage, and celery. The carrots didn’t need any further cutting. I bought the matchstix type.
While the veggies were in the pot simmering, I opened all of the cans of the different beans and placed them in a strainer. I rinsed them with water and let them drain. That way I will get rid of the salt that they contain, kwim? Look how pretty the beans look! Beans are soo good for us!
My kids got home and thought I had been cooking all day long. hee hee My twins love to eat soups. They love their veggies. My 11 yr old is another story. *blush* He decided to eat leftovers from yesterday.
Well I hope you enjoyed my soup. :)