Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Warm Your Soul

This is the recipe I give away more than any other.

Maybe because it is so easy to make
all skill levels can handle it.

Maybe because it takes minutes
so even the busiest will give it a try.

Maybe because most of the ingredients are right in your pantry so you can whip it up without a trip to the market.

I took a gig as a food stylist a long time ago and this was the recipe I had to 'test' for the production co and the chef.
I was hooked, with the recipe, not food styling. 
I'd much rather prop the food than make it!

In a saucepan saute some diced (med dice) onion in a little olive oil, until it is translucent. 
Maybe a minced clove of garlic if you are feeling it.

Add tomato soup, according to directions and servings needed.
Muir Organic makes a delicious one.

When soup is about boiling add some Barilla bagged dried tortellini, basically a small handful of dried pasta per each cup of soup.
(I love all things Barilla, just finished up a shoot for them ~ molto amore!)

Cook for a little longer than time stated on bag 
(I usually like my pasta al dente but in this case it is better somewhat swollen and mushy)
Right before you serve, toss in some fresh spinach 
(you can also use drained and thawed frozen spinach but I try to always have some fresh in my fridge for salads and cooking)
Stir and Serve.
Top with some shaved parm.
This is the best lunch for a chilly day. 
Really warms the soul.


Abbie said...

It looks delicious!

Gaston Studio said...

I love all the soups and other one pot meals for winter. Yum.

Menopausal New Mom said...

That looks yummy! I'm always looking for recipes to get more spinach into my meals during the cold weather and this is a great Winter recipe. Thanks for posting!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Oh Abby..this does look good..great for a winters day. I will try this over the weekend....

More later,

Willoughby said...

Perfect comfort food!

Nezzy said...

Oh my, it looks great for a cold Ozarks day. I think I know what Hubby is gettin' for supper. MMMMmmmm, thanks!!!

Chrissy said...

Oh my that looks and sounds devine!!! If we ever get winter here I just may try it!! All the best,Chrissy

Anonymous said...

This is the recipe you were telling us about-yay!!! Thanks for posting, this might be my dinner tonight...and, great blog-I love it!
-Nicole G.

Barking Dog Farm said...

As usual you make the simple more beautiful. This recipe is like you, straightforward, lovely and delicious....

abby jenkins said...

Someone asked so I am saying:
the pasta gets thrown in straight out of the bag, it cooks in the boiling tomato soup - instead of water.
Easy, easy, easy.

LindsB said...

Yum, this looks amazing- I'm starving and I want to eat it right now :)