First up is this easy and delicious minestrone. It's still barely cool enough here that I can pretend it's winter and enjoy a nice hot bowl of soup.
I thought this minestrone was flavorful and comforting. And it was pretty fast and easy.
I found this recipe at Epicurious...you can click here for the recipe. The only change I made was to use the "Italian style" tomatoes, which added a little extra flavor. We ate these with BLT's...yum!
This next soup was found by my son during some of his web surfing.
If you don't know who Hoho is, he is the simian friend of Kai Lan, who is the Nickelodeon character beloved by little girls between 3 and 6, and um, maybe some 11 year old boys.
(there's no predicting what will attract the attention of an autistic kid!)
So Simon ran across this recipe at the Nickelodeon website and was pretty interested in it, so I thought, what the heck, and made it for him. I didn't really think he would like it. I think I added too many of those bean thread noodles, and it got a little gelatinous.
But he seemed to just love it!