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
Red Italian wine
Peppers (bell, black, and red)
Top Ramen noodles (yeah, a one night stand tends to involve odd cultural mixes I hear.)
Sun Dried Tomatoes
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!