Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Labor of Love Minestrone...

Here you go, True! This one's for you!

3 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 lb ripe plum tomatoes, chopped into chunks
2 zucchini, chopped into cubes
2 yellow squash, chopped into cubes
3 new potatoes, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
5 cups chicken stock
4 tbsp shredded fresh Basil
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt & freshly ground pepper

Once you start having contractions, go to the farmer's market (or nearest equivalent) and begin shopping for the freshest yummiest looking veggis. Go home and chop, chop, chop- stay on your feet!
Throw everything into your crockpot, except for the Parmesan cheese.
Leave the Parmesan in the fridge until you come home.
Set your crock pot to lowest setting.
Go to the hospital.
Give birth to beautiful child.
Return home and enjoy your hearty soup with the grated Parmesan on top & some crusty French bread to sponge up every last drop.
Then sleep, sleep, sleep... every two hours ;)