Brrrrr... Soup is on the menu for tonight, since we all seem to be in a deep freeze!
My centerpiece is a basket that belonged to my grandmother and is probably 100 years old. It's filled with pine cones that my beloved hubby and I always collected on hikes. Oh, how I love the beauty of pine cones. The darling Goebel sledders were a gift from my Dad, years ago. The birch-look candle was on clearance from World Market. The table runner is from a garage sale that I bought close to 40 years ago. It's supposed to be the "snow" on my table.
The pine cone quilted placemats from Kohls, were found on clearance last year, for about $1.00. The napkin rings are a snowflake design from World Market, found on clearance. The soup bowls were another garage sale find for 25 cents.
I'm using my favorite vintage 25 cent plates again!
This Pasta Fagioli soup is one of my all-time favorites. Sometimes I use pork or chicken sausage in place of the ground beef. Also, adjust the seasonings to suit your tastes. I hope you can try this soup to warm your heart and soul.
1 lb. ground beef, browned & drained
1 onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans beef broth (I use chicken broth)
2 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon, pepper
1/4 teaspoon, marjoram
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional
1 teaspoon, dried basil
1 teaspoon, dried oregano
3 cups of cooked small pasta, like ditalini
Combine all ingredients EXCEPT pasta, and put in slow cooker. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Add the cooked pasta before serving & stir to combine, or add some pasta to each bowl and then add the soup. To garnish, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
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