I think Winter has finally arrived in The Deep South. The wind is howling (literally!) down our veranda. The temperatures have dropped dramatically {23° tonight is predicted}. There is a fire offering warmth from the fireplace. IT is a perfect day for soup. And a perfect day for this simple little soup from Hazan’s 30 Minute Pastas.

    Minestrina per i Bambini

This soup is as simple as it gets but big on flavor. You simply bring Italian Meat Broth {which you can sub water + beef boullion + chicken boullion for} to a boil Add the pasta {I used timy little star pasta} and cook until al dente. Hazan says you can add butter, but it is optional {I don’t think so!!}. And then added grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. The cheese and the butter give it so much flavor. They add just that little extra level that not only thicken the soup but add depth of flavor, and more texture.

You can find the recipe on page 39 of Hazan’s 30 Minute Pastas.

There are several of us participating in 30 Minute Thursday’s using Hazan’s book. Kayte made Tagliatelle with Peas and Peggy made Spinach and Ricotta Penne so go check their pastas out. You won’t be sorry. And if you want to join in (we just cook from his book and post on Thursdays) just leave one of us a comment and we will include you in our posts.

See ya next Thurday!!