TAKE THE CHILL OUT OF YOUR BONES
There is nothing like great Italian Soup Recipes to get you through a cold Chicago winter.
Freezing temperatures and high winds are something we all have experienced at sometime or another. So when I get home after shaking and shivering most of the day, there's nothing I enjoy more than a hot refreshing bowl of soup.
Served before a meal or as a meal, these marvelous recipes will surely be a comfort anyone can enjoy. Be sure to make these Soup Recipes in large batches to share with your neighbors and friends.
Or make just enough for yourself and escape the rest of the world.
On these pages I will giving you some of my mother's and grandmother's favorite recipes which I hope will give you and your family as much enjoyment as it's given me.
TAKE STOCK IN YOURSELF
The thing that makes a great Italian soup or any soup is a homemade stock<. Though time consuming, a homemade stock can add so much more flavor to a soup than you can imagine. If your too busy, store bought broth will work just fine. I find myself using store bought more than I care to admit.
The best thing about homemade stock is that you get to use everything you would normally throw out. Wait a minute that doesn't sound too appetizing. What I mean is you get to use all the scraps from the vegetables. Please use fresh meats. I know you knew that.
So, whatever broth you decide to use don't forget the pasta. A great soup also includes the right pasta. Soup pasta range in size from small to tiny. My favorite is the tiny noodles "Acini de pepe" or an "Orzo". They're great with lighter soups and broths. Or for a heartier meal try "Farfaline" (bow tie pasta)or "Ditali" pasta.
Which ever way you go, here are the Italian Soup recipes that will surely keep you and your family toasty throughout the winter.