Saturday, April 11, 2009

~Italian Wedding soup our holiday tradition~


Italian Wedding soup has always been a family holiday tradition. I'm the one who makes it.
Happy Easter to all of you..
Hope you have a blessed day.. ~Mary~

Mary's Italian Wedding soup..
6 qts. water
1 whole chicken
4 large bay leaves (remove before serving)
1 large chopped onion,
1/2 pound baby carrots cut up
2 tsp. salt (more or less)
1 tsp. Garlic salt
1/2 tsp. Onion powder
1 large bunch of Endive
Small meatballs for Wedding soup
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 tsp. dried parsley (fresh is better)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Sprinkle (or more) of garlic powder
1/4 tsp. basil (fresh is much better)
2 eggs
3/4 cup bread crumbs
mix all ingredients together
roll each meatball into the size of a medium olive
(get the kids, hubby, or grand kids to help, it takes awhile)

In large pot combine water, bay leaves, seasonings. Bring to a boil and then simmer until chicken is tender/cooked. Remove chicken, tear or cut into small pieces.. set aside. Strain broth (make sure you remove any small chicken bones and bay leaves toss them out) Return broth, chicken to pot. Add one large onion cut up, 1/2 pound cut up baby carrots, 1 large bunch (soaked and cleaned) cut up endive cook 30 minuets. Add meatballs cook another 30 minuets or so.
This is opptional..Before serving, while soup is simmering add very slowly: 2 well beaten eggs to soup. Stir constantly. Enjoy :-}

7 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I just may try this tomorrow. Do you know the history behind the name and why this recipe? It would be interesting to know. Have a happy, safe & joyous Easter Sunday.

Marie said...

happy easter mary
i have just started to enjoy a little cooking here and there.being half italian it seems it should have come to me by nature. ummmm no! lol. i will try your recipe. thanks for sharing.
marie

Shelley said...

Have a blessed Easter Sunday,Mary....Blessings,Shelley

FOREVER JANN said...
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FOREVER JANN said...

FOREVER JANN said...

Mary
this sounds delish...I will try it soon. I like the part about the 2 well beaten eggs added , sounds different but yummy. Just remember how much YOU are loved and admired.
Easter blessings today and Forever...

p.s. sorry 1st post had misspelled word. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR SIGNING MY GUEST BOOK- THAT WAS SO GIVING OF YOU....GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR KINDNESS.

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

Hi Mary!!
Yum ... that looks soooo good!!
I actually had this for the first time the other day.
Delish!! {although I'm certain yours is better **smiles**}
Have a beautiful evening!!
Hugs,
Dionne

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I really love Italian foods and this Italian Wedding soup looks so yummy. Thank you for sharing its recipes. I will try making this at home.