If you are new here, read my first What’s for Dinner post to get filled in on what the heck’s going on around here. If you have been to this rodeo before, let’s get to business.
What’s for Dinner
It rained ALL.DAY.LONG here. It’s the first cold and dreary day we have had in months and it had a REALLY unproductive affect on me!
I did get to the gym this morning and to Charlotte’s little gymnastics/music class, but after that there was Z.E.R.O productivity!
I watched Elmo for a while with Charlotte and then when she took her nap I watched Sherlock (the BBC series) on Netflix and ate chocolate and potato chips…..So much for going to the gym…. 🙂
I was still wearing my workout clothes and the breakfast dishes were still in the sink when the boys got home from school. (yikes) ….I may or may not still be wearing my work out clothes right now……
On Facebook earlier today, I asked for a little inspiration of what kind of soup I should make for dinner. You ladies are AWESOME and had GREAT suggestions. I am dying to try all of them!
Toni’s simple recipe for egg and spaghetti soup, had my attention, I was pretty sure it would take the least amount of effort and it was right up the alley of something my noodle loving boys would kiss my feet for making!
Luckily I had all the ingredients on hand….there was no way I was going back out into that rain for a trip to the grocery store.
baking day (I should really do that more often it has been so handy this week.) I warmed the rolls up in the oven and dinner was served.
The soup was simple and tasty and warmed us right up on this cold day! Thanks Toni! Here is the recipe of what I put in it, if anyone is interested:
- 1 large onion, finely diced
- 1 large carrot, finely shredded
- ¼ cup butter
- Salt to tast (about 2-3 tsp}
- ⅛-1/4 tsp pepper
- 8-10 cups water
- 8 ounces raw spaghetti noodles
- 5 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp parsley
- Saute onion and carrot with 1 tsp salt and ⅛ tsp pepper in butter for 3-4 minutes or until onion is transparent
- Add 8 cups water
- Add 1 more tsp salt and bring to a boil
- Add pasta when soup is boiling, (break pasta into 2½ inch pieces as you are throwing it in)
- Boil for 8 minutes
- Add more water if it is not as soup as you would prefer once noodles have expanded, if you add more water bring back to a boil before adding the egg
- pour in eggs as you stir to break them up
- add parsley and Parmesan cheese
- Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking.
Keep it Real!