Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hearty vegetable soup with fresh herbs

         Hearty Vegetable Soup

    15 oz can red kidney beans
      32 oz canned whole tomatoes, cut up
      15 oz canned great northern beans 
       15 oz garbanzo beans
       15 oz canned diced new potatoes
       2 c  water  
       2  ea onions, large, chopped
       3 ea green peppers, medium/large,  chopped   
       3  ea  celery stalks, sliced
       1 large Zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into inch long chunks
       3  carrots sliced in ¼ inch rounds
       3 ea Cloves garlic, minced
        Fresh herbs (chives, oregano, basil, rosemary, tarragon, sage and thyme.) 
        or 2 ts each dried basil, oregano, thyme, tarragon crushed   
        14 ounces Little Smokies, diced (optional)
        1/4 ts Pepper
        1 ea Bay leaf      
         ½ cup ditalini pasta      

Combine the undrained tomatoes, undrained beans, water, all of the vegetables, except for the zucchini 
in a 4-quart Dutch oven.  Bring to boil and add the sausage and reduce the heat to simmer. Mince the fresh herbs and garlic and add to the simmering soup.
Cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until vegetables. are tender.  
Uncover, add the zucchini and ditalini and simmer for another 20 minutes.

Buttermilk Cornmeal Muffins

1 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2  eggs
6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

Preheat oven to 400*F.
Have ready 12 greased and or paper-lined muffin cups.
In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk and cornmeal; set aside.
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and melted butter; add the cornmeal mixture and mix well.
Add to the flour mixture just until combined; do not overmix.
Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 cup full; bake 15 minutes.
Serve warm.

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