My 2nd night cooking in my NEW kitchen! How exciting! Last night I made chicken makhani and tonight dh requested soup since the weather was getting cooler. I used what I had on hand and came up with a tomato basil soup. I decided to add orzo and meatballs to it to make it a bit heartier, and it was quite a meal!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
1 lb ground sirloin
2 slices wheat bread toasted and processed
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350
Mix all ingredients well and roll into mini meatballs. Cover cookie sheet with foil and place a cooking rack on top. Put meatballs on the cooling rack and put in oven. cook for 20-25 minutes.
When finished, take out of oven and set aside.
Tomato Basil soup
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
2 cloves garlic minced
2/3 cup fresh basil coarsly chopped
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup orzo (raw) cooked according to package directions
1 cup half and half
1 stick unsalted butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
Over med. high heat put tomato products, stock, and garlic in a large stock pot. Let come to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Add basil and with an immersion blender, blend until smooth and pureed (this can be done in a blender as well). Add butter and half and half and whisk until well blended.
Add meat balls and orzo and serve with parmesan cheese.