Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Remedy

No, I don't have an answer for all the ills of the world but I do have a shawl in the works from the pattern named The Remedy.  The yarn is Stardust Sock, color Garnet.  It has sparkles in the yarn.
The shawl is knit from one end to the other instead of side to side.  It  is going fast, especially since the knitting is very relaxing.

Even here in Arizona, it is a cool, rainy day, not one to be outside.  I call it soup weather and that is most appealing to eat right now.  Many years ago the Austin American-Statesman published the recipe for Souper Salad's Mama Mia Soup.  It has been a family and friends favorite so quite the old standby for soup weather.  Thought I would share the recipe with you.


½ stick margarine
¼ pound onion, diced (about half of a large onion)
¼ pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
Half medium green bell pepper, diced
About 3 green onions, chopped
2 ounces chicken base or bouillon cubes
6-ounce can tomato paste
12-ounce can chopped or sliced tomatoes with juice
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
¾ teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Pepper to taste
2 cans (5 ounces each) boned chicken (or 2 or 3 chicken breast halves)
5 ounces shell macaroni
½ cup Parmesan cheese

Saute the onions, mushrooms & bell peppers in margarine for 10 minutes.  Add 2 quarts of water, tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken base, seasonings & chicken.  Bring to a boil.  At least 30 minutes before serving, add macaroni & continue to boil for 10 minutes.  Then lower heat to serving temperature.  Add Parmesan just before serving. 

Makes about 1 gallon.


Knitrageous said...

Your shawl is going to be gorgeous! It's soup weather here. I think I'll give this one a try!

Bev Shipley said...

Love the shawl. The soup sounds yummy. Wish I had the ingredients right now!