Saturday, August 13, 2011

Spinach Zucchini Soup or Working on a deadline! Opps missed it! Taste and Create with Bizzy B Bakes

This is the second month I have participated as a Taste and Create partner. And I want to say, this is a fun project. First you visit their blog, learn about the blogger and then you get to chose what you want to cook from their different posts. When I spotted the spinach and zucchini soup, I was in!

Let me introduce my partner this month,  Bizzy B Bakes . She is busy! Not only does she bake, but she co-hosts hops and is also hard at work with all things related to family and home. I chose this soup because of an interesting ingredient. This soup recipe, starts with 3-4 cups of your own homemade (meaty) chicken soup, that you might have leftover or stashed away in the freezer for a quick meal on a busy night. This is great for those families that do not like leftovers of the same food. This is a smart way to change it up.

In this house, since we seem to gobble up all our leftovers, I started with 3 cups of home made stock and a couple of chicken thighs that I diced up, and that was my "soup" ingredient. So come on along, on lets make Bizzy's soup. Just be warned there is a detour, because I got busy and had to start again.........

Spinach Zucchini Soup
adapted from: Bizzy B Bakes

3-4 cups of homemade meaty chicken soup
3 c chicken stock (homemade bone broth if possible)
meat from 2 chicken thighs diced    (This part is where I ran into trouble, during the simmering of the chicken meat in the chicken stock, I got busy with other things and before you know it, the stock had simmered away and I was left with brown knobs of chicken jerky, not soup!)

2 c vegetable broth*
2 c water
1 onion chopped
1-2 cloves garlic minced
1 T olive oil 
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced
1 c sliced carrots

1 can of cannellini beans, drained
3 c baby spinach or equivalent from your garden

2 T fresh lemon juice

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft and beginning to brown. Add all ingredients to stock pot through carrots, simmer 1 hour.

Add drained beans and spinach, cook 5-10 minutes, stir in lemon juice and serve. 

* you could use all chicken stock if desired.

Recipe rating;  It's Ok. (tasty but not special)

Thanks Bizzy, this will taste great as part of our dinner.

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