So, Lucy and I did our snow dance again on Sunday night…
We have at least two days off of school for ice/snow!
I do hope it’s only a couple of days, because I have so many cute Valentine’s day activities and surprises for my students this week. It’d be sad if we weren’t able to do all of them!
And then next week is our winter break. Whew!
Anyways, on these cold winter days I crave soup..and homemade meatballs. Is that wierd?
A few months ago, my small group decided to have a soup potluck dinner. Everyone brought a soup to share and the girls traded recipes. One of my small group girls brought Italian Wedding Soup, which I’d never had before.
It. was. a. hit.
I loved it so much, I’ve made it three times in one month!
Each time, I’ve made it a little different than the time before.
It’s just so good and it warms you right up!
What you need
Meatballs: I use Ree Drummond’s recipe for the meatballs. Delicious!
You can totally use frozen ones, but golly, there’s a huge difference when you make your own. Totally worth it, I’d say.
+ 6 cups chicken broth
+ 2 cups of chopped spinach
+ 1/2 cup orzo pasta, uncooked
+ A handful of finely chopped carrot (I start with the shredded carrots, and chop those into tiny bits)
+ Pepper and salt to taste
+ Shaved Parmesan cheese to top it with
What you’ll do
1. Make the meatballs according to Ree, except you will cook them all the way. (This process can take about 20 minutes, but it’s oh, so worth it. Your tummy and taste buds will thank you)
2. Heat broth in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil.
3. Toss in the spinach, orzo, carrots, and meatballs (make sure the meatballs are cooked through before putting them in the soup).
4. Reduce heat to medium.
5. Cook at a slow boil for about 10 minutes, or until orzo is tender; Stir frequently.
6. Once orzo is tender, turn off the heat.
7. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
You’re done! Now ladle some soup into bowls and top with shaved Parmesan cheese.
*Original recipe here
What about you? What do you crave on cold, wintery days?