Saturday, December 1, 2007

Snow Day

It's snowing like Crazy outside, has been since mid-morning. They say sometime later it will turn into sleet, which I am not wild about.

In the meantime, I am making tortellini soup, and dreaming of a quiet evening at home.

Here is the recipe, which I received from a young woman at my internship congregation in Denver:

2 lbs ground italian sausage
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
6 cups beef broth (3 cans)
1 cup water
4 cups fresh tomatoes peeled and chopped
(if using canned tomatoes drain)
3 1/2 cups tomato sauce
2-3 large carrots
2 T. oregano
2 teaspons basil, dried
2 T. parsley, dried
a bay leaf
1 medium zucchini, chopped
2 10 ounce packages fresh or fresh frozen tortellini (cheese filled only; one spinach pasta can be used for color)

Brown sausage, keeping it in large chunks. Remove browned meat from pan, reserving 2 T of the oil Saute onion and garlic.

In a large soup pot, mix all ingredients, adding back sausage, except fo the chopped zuccini and tortellini. Bring to a boil and lower the heat.

Simmer the soup for 2-3 hours. About 45 minutes before serving, add the tortellini and the zucchini and summer until tortellini are done.

Soup can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept cool in fridge. Reheat to serving temperature.

Soup, corn bread, hot cocoa, maybe a little knitting and of course, the ubiquitous laundry before the first Sunday in Advent tomorrow.

I found the picture and an alternative soup recipe here


Barbara B. said...

I love snow! We just have a light dusting of it on our still very green grass today.

David said...

Sounds really good. Man I wish it was snowing here. I miss snow.

Lindy said...

I have the air conditioner on.

Jan said...

My daughter AE called to say it's snowing in Seattle!

I feel like soup here, in warmer TX, and maybe I'll make that tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe.

Unknown said...

The soup looks great!

Fran said...

We have had a dusting and a threat of any "icy wintry mix" overnight. Young Miss Erica longs for a snow day!

I am so glad to see this recipe, which you mentioned when we were having our visit in NY!


Anonymous said...

I like snow, except when it's in my driveway. Actually, what we got yesterday was wet, compacted, and very heavy ice granules...not the same as snow.

Douglas said...

tortellini soup...yummo!

Pastor Eric said...

This is AWESOME! Thanks for the recipe. I am the cook in the family so I will have fun with this. Thanks again.