Friday, November 12, 2010

This one will never be found on the MGCC blog.

Have you ever heard of "Italian Wedding Soup"?

It is a pretty well known soup; almost every soup cook book includes a recipe for the it. The recipe frequently includes bread, onions, various meat balls, there are minor variations, but the recipe is always carefully documented.

Sort of like a wedding: Every wedding is a little different, but in the end the event is officially documented.

Tonight I made the lesser known variation of the soup, the one no proper Christian cooking blog would ever dare to post.

I made what I call an "Italian One Night Stand Soup".

Italian One Night Stand Soup, (unlike an Italian Wedding Soup), is not a documented recipe.

It just sort of "happens"...one thing kind of leads to another, and there's lots of things involved, spice, a glass of wine, some oil, a ripe tomato and oh yes, a sausage.

Exactly how did the Italian One Night Stand Soup all come together?

Who can really say?

Let's just say as I peered into my food storage and freezer, some things just caught my eye.

I flirted with them, trying to decide what to do with them.

Then I just got carried away.

There was V-8 juice

Beef Stock

Red Italian wine

Parmesan cheese

Peppers (bell, black, and red)

Italian sausages

Top Ramen noodles (yeah, a one night stand tends to involve odd cultural mixes I hear.)

Sun Dried Tomatoes

Garlic

Onion

Cabbage

Mixed vegetables.

Butter

Olive Oil

Oregano and Basil.

And then, of course, it was cooked for one full night.

Well, like most one night stands, it turned out hot and memorable, but I promise it will never happen again.

It couldn't possibly happen again.

In fact, if asked about Italian One Night Stand Soup, I plan to smile my best Mona Lisa smile, raise my eyebrows, and deny that I know any thing about it.

How could I?

After all...I'm really not an Italian, nor have I ever actually had a one night stand!

7 comments:

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

So...this soup could also be called 'the morning after soup' right? And if we come up with a more respectable sounding name...I see no reason why this recipe could not be posted over at MGCC. It sounds quite appealing.

Vicki said...

Doc and I practically fell out of our chairs as we read this! It was a struggle to keep from laughing out loud lest we disrupt the sleep of the house-guest still snoozing peacefully down the hall this morning.

This soup is...um, well...quite unlike any Italian wedding soup I've ever had! I think you've got a great start to a new type of recipe blog!

ellen b. said...

You crack me up Jill. I've made a variety of this in my life :0)

Vanessa said...

Soup sounds tasty! And your description of it gave me a good laugh! :)

Islandsparrow said...

Lol! If you have any more recipes like this one around, you could write a very tantalizing cookbook Jill :) It sounds tasty!

Suzanne said...

Oh yeah! Sounds like my kind of soup. This is actually called "flying by the seat of your pants" cooking - no recipe.

Lovella ♥ said...

Oh and you are not writing a cookbook why? What a hoot. It does look very scrumptious.

I see Judy has already thought it appropriate to be renamed. . .fun time.