Adventures In Food and Wine

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Friday, December 30, 2005

Is it soup yet?

Yesterday was one of my long days at work, so I arrived home late and tired. I really did not have any dinner plans so I took the easy way out and picked up a Papa Murphy's Take and Bake Pizza
We had the Gourmet Italian which was a definate hit with the "boys."

Tonight was the night for soup since the temperature took a nose dive today. I was really in the mood for Italian Wedding Soup. Now I have made this before and it was well received. This time Zac was very turned off by the spinach. So he ate the meatballs and the pasta. DH has yet to give me a verdict. I thought the soup was hearty, flavorful and bursting with meatballs and pasta. It really hit the spot on this chilly winter evening. Serve with a loaf of crusty bread and you have a hearty meal.

Tomorrow is a carry-in lunch at work. I looked through some cookbooks and just could not find any inspiration. I decided on a lemon bundt cake and I used a cake mix. I have a jar of Lemon curd in the cabinet. Maybe a glaze?

No plans here for New Years Eve. I would like to see Dick Clark back at the helm, but when I get up at 4 am and work 12 hours, I tucker out way before midnight.

New Years Day we will have Corned Beef and Cabbage. My Dad was the primary cook at my house and this was ALWAYS served on New Years Day. I grew up in central Indiana, DH in southern Indiana. He never heard of Corned Beef and Cabbage before we met. The tradition meal for him was black-eyed peas. Are there different traditional meals for New Years where you are from? Please post a comment and share!


  • At 1/01/2006 04:06:00 PM, Blogger valentina said…

    This soup looks wonderful. Might copy the recipe down and give it a go.Thank you and a very Happy New Year!!

  • At 1/02/2006 01:16:00 PM, Blogger Fran said…

    I love Italian Wedding Soup and yours looks delicious! You have just reminded me I need to make them again, soon.

  • At 1/02/2006 04:57:00 PM, Blogger Patti said…

    valentina and fran, let me know if you try the soup and how you like it.

  • At 1/03/2006 02:11:00 PM, Anonymous Sarah said…

    My mom always fixes ham, cabbage and potatos on new years day along with "Hoe" Cakes. Done it every year since I can remember.

  • At 1/03/2006 07:42:00 PM, Blogger Patti said…

    Thanks for stopping by Sarah! Don't let your boss work you too hard ;-)


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