Thursday, May 31, 2007

Slow Cooking Thursday for May 31

Here's what we ate for lunch this past Sunday:

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP (for the crock pot)

6 cups chicken broth
12 to 15 1/2-ounce frozen meatballs (or 6 to 8 1-oz. ones)
1 small boneless skinless chicken breast (may be frozen)
Sliced celery to taste (I usually use a cup or two)
Cut-up carrots to taste (I usually use baby carrots and quarter them --
again, about a cup or two)
Spinach to taste, stems removed (can use up to a bunch of spinach -- I
have used part of a bag of baby spinach leaves or of frozen cut leaf
Garlic powder to taste
Lemon pepper to taste
1/4 cup tiny pasta, like alphabets or orzo (add during last hour of
Parmesan or Romano cheese to taste

Put the meatballs on a microwave safe plate and defrost them for a
minute or two, so you can quarter them. If using the larger (1 oz.)
meatballs, cut them in eighths.

Put in crock pot along with broth, chicken, vegetables and seasonings.
Cook all day on low or 3 hours on high.

Add pasta during the last hour of cooking. (In the case of alphabets, I have added them 10 or 15 minutes before serving and they cook just fine.) Before serving, remove the chicken
breast and cut it or shred it in small pieces. Return chicken to the soup.

Serve with Parmesan or Romano cheese for people to add to taste.

Probably makes about 6 servings.

This is one of my crock pot standbys! So easy with homemade bread from the bread machine!


  1. This sounds wonderful! I love soup....all year long. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Anonymous10:08 AM

    this sounds delicious!! have a great week!

  3. I made this a while back and it was delicious! I had to rename it hearty italian stew because everytime I told matt we were having wedding soup he said, yuck... but he loved it!!!

  4. Anonymous10:50 AM

    Oh, Mrs. T, this sounds great! I LOVE Italian WEdding Soup, but never thought to make it in the crockpot....I will have to keep this in mind for when it is soup season again! Thanks!

  5. Anonymous11:13 AM

    Oh yummy. Thank you verymuch for sharing!


  6. OH yummy, this sounds wonderful...I love soup :)

  7. Yummy! I'd love to try this!

  8. I just love all of the recipes that you post. Your Christmas blog is an awesome idea! I can tell that you enjoy keeping your home. I am constantly challenged with the verses that say "Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might" and "Do all to the glory of God." It makes the daily tasks more joyful instead of feeling mundane. I am sooo thankful that I have the opportunity to serve my Lord and my family. I have a long way to go but the small changes add up. I just wanted to thank you for the great recipes, the wonderful organizing ideas and most importantly sharing the things that God has been teaching you. It blesses my heart more than you know:).

  9. Wow, what a nice group around my kitchen table! It is so nice to have each one of you here!

    Renee, we also love soup and eat it all year long. Even in summer there are cooler nights when soup just tastes good.

    Annie, I'm so glad this soup went over well with your family even though you had to give it an alias!

    Hope all of you other ladies will give this a try as well.

    Rachel, thanks so much for your sweet comments. I'm glad you are enjoying the recipes and all of the kitchen-table talk here. I agree, we can be serving the Lord in all that we do -- when we remember that we are actually serving Him, it makes all of life such a blessing, doesn't it?

    Please stop in again, all of you!

    God bless,


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