Thursday, January 31, 2013

Vegetable Soup

Obviously I love having birthdays. You get all sorts of delicious desserts, dinners on friends and drinks galore. However, all the induldging left me feeling a little bulging. So made up a pot of vegetable soup for dinners this week and it was a hit. Getting the Boy to eat soup is easier said than done. I'm super happy with the way it came out and am actually looking forward to going home and eating leftovers!

What you need:
1 can vegetable broth
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 zucchini, sliced
4 carrots, chopped
3 scallions, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup corn
1/2 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 small red potatoes, chopped
handful of fresh green beans
1 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
A hearty dash of Red Hot and Worcestershire sauce

What you do:
1. In a large pot boil the carrots, garlic and potatoes for about 15 minutes. I like my green beans to have a little crunch to them so I wait to put them in. However, if you like yours softer, add now.
2. Next pour in tomato sauce, seasonings, Red Hot, Worcestershire sauce and 3/4 cup water. Stir.
3. Add in the rest of the veggies and simmer for 10-15 minutes until your desired consistency.
4. Top with cheese, croutons, or serve as is!