Friday, November 16, 2007

A good meal...

On the menu for today is Pasta e Fagioli and Savory Cheese Rolls. Both are simple to make and both please my family.

Pasta e fagioli
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup shredded carrots, about 2 large
2 cups dried shell pasta
2 14.5-ounce cans beef broth
2 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained
28 ounces spaghetti sauce
1 16-ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained well
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, optional
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried
1 teaspoon garlic salt

Saute beef in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until browned.
Drain and set aside. Heat olive oil in same pot and add celery, onion and carrots. Saute 5 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
Meanwhile, boil pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Return beef to pot. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in pasta and serve.

Makes 12 servings.

Savory Cheese Rolls
1 cup plus 2 T luke warm water
3 cups bread flour
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 T dry milk
2 T sugar
2 t Italian seasoning
1 1/4 t salt
2 t yeast

For bread machine- Measure all ingredients out and place in your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Set on "dough" cycle. When finished, divide dough into even pieces, roll into desired shape and let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until the tops of the rolls are golden brown.


Cherish the Home said...

Sounds yummy! I just love making soups during fall and winter. (o:


Wendi said...

Yummy! Those rolls look delish. I will have to add those to my list.

Anonymous said...

MMM! Thanks for the recipes! I love making soup when it's cold outside!! I really like your blog!! :-D

Amanda said...

Mmm, that looks like a yummy cold weather dinner.

In case you didn't see my reply on my blog, I wanted to say thank you for your prayers! My CT scan went very well.


Paula said...

YUM!! Sounds wonderful!!

Jodi said...

Yummy! That looks like a perfect recipe for this time of year. :o) I also enjoyed reading your "do you love to cook" post with all the comments. And yes, I do. :o) Like Kelli, I started young and was cooking our family meals before I was a teenager. Fun post.

Apples of Gold said...

Looks Delicious!

Cherish the Home said...

Mrs. U,

I wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...


Just discovered this blog on RQ site and I love it! Thank you for all the great recipes!


Anonymous said...

The soup and rolls both sound delicious. I can't wait to try them.

Tori Leslie said...

Hmmm, sounds too good. Looks like a great addition to my fall soup collection. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

How many rolls is the recipe supposed to make?



theups said...

Good question, Jackie!! :)

When I made them, I divided them into 8 rolls and they were pretty large. The next time I made them, I divide them into 12 rolls. Still a little big. So it really depends on how big you want your rolls to be.

Let me know how many you divide yours into! :)

Mrs. U

Anonymous said...

I have divided mine into 16. I'll probably have to cut down on the cooking time. They look like they'll be big enough. I hate it when I make things too big and people take one and don't finish it.

My soup was ready way before the rolls as I didn't plan properly. We needed to eat so we had the soup and we'll have the rolls as a snack in a few. Then tomorrow we'll have some more soup and have the rolls with it this time (if there are any left!).

theups said...

I'm sorry that your rolls weren't done in time to eat with your soup. Next time, you can always simmer your soup a bit longer as you wait for your rolls to finish. Of course, the idea of having fresh hot rolls later on sounds wonderful, too!!! Any time I can have fresh bread, I'll definitely take it!! :)

Have a blessed day, Jackie!

Mrs. U

Sharon said...

I took the time to make this soup this past Saturday (it was a "chilly" 70-degrees here in FL) :) and it tasted wonderful!!! It reminded my DH of the soup that's so famous at the "Olive Garden" restaurant. Next on my list is to try the rolls! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Joyfull said...

This soup and bread sound delicious. Plan to try it soon! Thanks for sharing.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Looks and sounds so good. have a great week. Mary

Dianna said...

I love soup, too. Yummy. This looks excellent. I have also enjoyed making your Mexican Chicken Soup several times.

Sharon said...

Just an up-date. We had this soup as left-overs last night and it was even BETTER than it was when I first made it! I also made the rolls to go with it last night.
Yummy, yummy, yummy! It was easy enough for even a kitchen "noob" like me to have a great success!!

Anonymous said...

The meal looks wonderful and I'm sure smells great! Sometimes I wish I could smell things from my computer (and sometimes I'm glad I can't).

Now, any tips on getting a 4 year old boy with a picky-eating streak to eat such dinner, ahhhh! We keep praying the Lord will deliver him from his dislike of all foods that are mixed together (ie, casseroles, soups, stews, etc).

Thanks for the yummy recipe and picture!

theups said...

Sharon, thank you for sharing this!!! WOOHOO!! I LOVE meals that are even better the next day!

Mrs. U

By the grace of God ... said...

I made this on Sunday -- so easy and very, very yummy! Thanks very much for posting.

Melissa said...

I might try this ready for a phone call!

Bethanie said...

rolls look yummy-printed off the recipe. Thanks!

Darcy said...

This meal sounds delicious! I think it is going to be on the menu plan for next week! Thank you for sharing the recipes.

Jen said...

Thanks for this recipe! I made it twice in the past week and both times it was gobbled up or given away in ladle-fulls! I did make a couple changes--I used chicken stock instead of beef and ground turkey instead of ground beef. This made the soup practically fat-free but no compromise on taste. The results were fantastic and I've had several requests for the recipe and for a repeat meal. I love it when I find a "winner!"

Anonymous said...

This sounds delicious Mrs. U! I will most definitely be making this one soon!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!



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