Saturday, November 1, 2008

all hearty and cozy and **it...

this is good and easy and healthy. i think jenni might have made this and i got it from her, but i dont remember. i do know the recipe is from all recipes, which i need to start using more often.


Ingredients (serves 6)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 (16 ounce) can diced plum tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cubes beef bouillon
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 zucchinis, quartered and sliced
  • 2 cups sliced cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  1. Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, carrot, and celery until onion is translucent and vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and Italian seasoning, and cook 5 minutes more, stirring frequently.
  2. Dissolve bouillon cubes in water, and stir into vegetables. Adjust heat to a medium simmer, and cook approximately 10 minutes. Add zucchini and cabbage, sprinkle with garlic salt, and cook until tender, 5 minutes more. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, and serve.

I served this with these cheese muffins from Pioneer Woman. I have mixed feelings about these. They had a very odd consistency because of all the cheese. But I'm wondering if this was confounded by the fact that I didn't use colby jack (which, by the way, is my favorite cheese of all time - all soft and awesome. well, i also REALLY love brie, but i mean colby for everyday stuff).

I just used the shredded 'mexican' cheese mix i had on hand. Maybe i'll try 'em again. G waivered on them slightly and then, of course, declared he loved them. He is a woman-who-hates-cooking's dream... so easy to please.

in other cooking related news, i think i might start publishing our weekly menus as i make them. then if you want to be lazy you can copy me and i can have them all in one place and they can be easily rotated. you think??

1 comment:

Alisha said...

the schwankes would like to thank you for this! we had it tonight and it is freaking delish!