In summer, soup is a no go.
Laboring over a bubbling pot is death in my non-air conditioned kitchen.
And I don't go for cold soup. I think chilled soup is an oxymoron.
For some reason, fall and soup seem to go hand in hand.
The weather gets crisp, the new fall television line up begins
and there area bevy of beautiful soups to be eaten for dinner.
Whether it's a creamy potato leek soup or chicken noodle,
just give me a big ole' crusty loaf of bread and a bowl of soup
and I am one happy girl.
But I'm also a 5-ingredient-soup-in-30-minutes-kind-of-girl .
I don't have hours to whip up a hearty stew with a gagillion components.
So I thought I'd share one of my new favortites with you.
Chicken Tortellini Soup. We had it tonight.
Will sang my praises.
"Mom," he said, "I love your tortellini."
Then he began chanting, "Torto-lini! Torto-lini!"
Which was so kind, because so often my offerings of food are met with comments like,
"I don't care for it." Before they have even tasted it, the children say this.
So the chanting was pleasurable.
At least it was until Addison tried to copy his brother
and his underdeveloped speech uttered forth the word, "Torto-weenie! Torto-weenie!".
Which caused his brothers (and father) to go off into gales of laughter
and a 5 minute all brother chant of "Torto-weenie!" ensued
It just never really changes around here.
The potty humor is always appreciated...even at dinner.
But getting back on track...here is the recipe.
In case you love soup as much as I do.
Chicken Tortellini Soup
1 small white onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T olive oil
3 boxes fat free chicken broth
1 rotisserie chicken
2 packages frozen or refrigerated cheese tortellini
1/2 cup spinach
1/2 tsp italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste.
Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until clear.
Add chicken broth. Add seasonings. Rough chop chicken breasts and add to broth.
(you can use the dark meat too if you like but I'm a white meat girl)
Bring to a boil. Add tortellini. Cook as directed on package.
Julienne spinach (cut in little strips) and add the last 3 minutes of
tortellini cooking time.
Lovely fall soup.
Soon your own children will be shouting praises of your culinary greatness.
Your prowess with a pot. Your mad soup skillz.
You, too, may have a potty talk soup chant at your dinner table.
Any soup recipes I should know about out there?
Leave your recipe or a link to your recipe in the comments.
For the fall, I'm thinking of changing the blog name to
tired SOUP-er girl. Or not.
Sorry....I could resist such an obvious pun.