Wedding Soup

WedSoup_7

He ate it!  He ate it!  He who eschews all food except bread and pizza ate it!

I’m a little excited over here in case you can’t tell.  Sunday was a stormy and rainy day here in South Florida.  Grey weather outside.  Air conditioning making the house cool enough to trick your body into thinking it is cool outside…and I had a hankering for soup.  My families favorite - Italian Wedding Soup, and in case you missed it….Littledude ate it!

Interestingly enough, this “famous” Italian soup favored in many italian restaurants is virtually unknown in Italy itself.  The term “wedding soup” is a mistranslation of the Italian language phrase “minestra maritata (“married soup”),” which is a reference to the fact that green vegetables and meats go well together. … 

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Red Chard and Beans

Last Night’s Dinner

Pistachio Crusted Flounder, Red Burmese Rice and Sautéed Red Chard with Cannelini Beans.

Nom Nom

First admission.  I didn’t make the fish.  I COOKED the fish, and perfectly well I might add <pat self on back> but the fish was pre-crusted and NOT Gluten Free.  I got it from The Fresh Market when I did a huge “protein shop” at the butcher last week.  I pick a bunch of things, order 4 of each as it’s normally Nonna, Mama Sis, myself then the munchkins split one, and have the butcher wrap it all to freeze. Wrapped, labeled and perfectly portioned – it SO speaks to the inner OCD freak in me.  I’m a 20 plus minute customer but my butcher John is the BOMB and I walk out so happy.  Completely broke but happy and with enough quality meat and fish for a few weeks…. 

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