Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saturday Stirrings

As promised, here is the delicious, easy, perfect-for-cold-winter-months soup from our fall party! Take a guess where the recipe came from. Hint: Look at the ingredients!

I couldn't find frozen onions and peppers together, so I subbed half a bag of frozen onions and half a bag of frozen peppers. This is the first recipe I've used frozen chopped onions and peppers. We always buy them fresh. But I was quite pleased with skipping the prep work of chopping, and the results were yummy. I might use frozen onions/peppers more often! And I've read frozen can actually be more nutritional than fresh if the fresh has been sitting at the store long or traveled from afar.

Easy Italian Stew (Soup)
Serve with buttered rolls or Ritz crackers

2 Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1 lb. bulk Italian sausage
2 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) chicken broth
1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen stir-fry vegetables (white onions and sliced green, red and yellow peppers)
1 can (15 oz.) cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)

HEAT dressing in large saucepan on medium heat. Add sausage; cook 8 to 10 min. or until done, stirring occasionally to break sausage into small pieces.

ADD broth, stir-fry vegetables, beans and tomatoes; bring to boil. Stir in macaroni; simmer on medium heat 8 to 10 min. or until macaroni is tender, stirring occasionally.

SERVE topped with cheese.

Let's see what Carol is cooking in the kitchen today!


Kelli said...

This looks delicious and so easy to make...thank you for the recipe!
P.s.I *love* your blog topper!

Anonymous said...

Love the new blog look. : )
I love those kraft recipes. Simple and easy to make!

Kim said...

What a great banner!
And the soup sounds delicioso and easy (always a plus!). I'm going to add the ingredients I don't already have to my shopping list so I can make this this week.
Thanks for sharing!

lauralavon said...

Isn't soup just wonderful at this time of year?! We've had so many folks bringing in food here in Iowa as we take care of my ill FIL. They've all been so good! Yours looks like a winner. I will try it when I get back home.

I love the new header! How creative.

BTW, Farrah, your comments on my blog have been so encouraging and very beautifully written. Thank you.

Grace said...

YUMMY! That looks so good! :D

There's a Kreative Blog award waiting for you at my blog! Mom and I LOVE your new header! It's SO fun!!!

jeleasure said...

I wonder if my wife was by here yesterday. This looks like what I had for dinner. It was delicious!

I posted my Christmas post today at Journaling For Growth, article "Bethlehem Star".

I think you will find it interesting.

p.s., I'll have to ask Vicki where the recipe came from.

Tamela's Place said...

Thanks for your recipes farrah, i just love them. Can't wait to make this one! Tamela :)

Andrew Clarke said...

Hi Farrah, it's good to read your comment on my blog. I appreciate your Christian fellowship and it's good to hear what you have to say. Blessings.

jeleasure said...

Vicki made that dish by coincidence to your having posted that recipe that same week.

Unknown said...

yummy! I've been looking for some good winter soups and stews! I've used frozen peppers and onions alot. I found some great deals on green peppers this summer and froze alot of them. Works great for this kind of recipe!

Have a great weekend and Merry Christmas!