Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Do you know what spaghetti balls are? Cause we do.

I'm very sorry for the soup night delay. We took a two week break for my birthday and traveling. We are back now, and last night was jeff's turn. The meal was amazing. We also had a new soup night guest. It was a long time coming but we finally got him. My big bro Dan!

Pear, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Salad
Three Bean Soup
Spaghetti Rolls

Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad

The salad consists of romaine lettuce, walnuts, blue cheese, and dressing

¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup cider vinegar
3 cloves garlic minced
5 large basil leaves minced
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp. honey

whisk together briskly

Three Bean Soup
Serves 4
*adapted from Simply Cooking

1 tbsp. olive oil
½ minced onion
2 tbsp. minced celery
2 tbsp. minced carrots
salt, pepper, paprika, sage, and cayenne to taste
½ pound Yukon Gold potatoes, diced
4 cups vegetable broth
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup canned three-bean mixture (like kidney, pinto, and garbanzo)
1 bunch chopped kale
grated Parmesan to garnish

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium. Saute the onion, celery and carrots until soft. Season with salt, and pepper. Add the potatoes and stir. Add broth, tomatoes and beans. Add paprika, sage and cayenne to taste. Raise the heat and bring to a boil. Add the kale. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and the greens are cooked. Garnish with grated Parmesan.

Spaghetti Rolls
Serves 4
*adapted from Better Recipes

1 onion, chopped
vegetable oil
2 tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
2 tbsp. chopped green chilies
1 tbsp. red chili powder
Salt, according to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
White Sauce (see below)
1/2 cup cooked potatoes
1/4 cup cooked peas
1 cup cooked spaghetti
Bread crumbs

Put a little oil in a pan. Add onions & saute them. Add chopped ginger, chilies, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook them for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare White Sauce: Heat 1 Tbsp butter or oil in a saucepan; add 2 tbsp refined flour (maida flour). Saute for a couple of minutes. Gradually add 1 cup milk, stirring all the while to avoid lumps. Add salt, pepper and ground mustard to your taste; stir to mix well. Take pan off the heat & stir in desired amount of grated cheese. Ready to use. In a bowl, combine cooked potatoes, peas, the White Sauce, cooked spaghetti, and onion mixture. Mix them properly. Form it into a roll. Roll in bread crumbs. Fry till light brown. Serve hot.

We added the spaghetti balls directly into the soup.


Beer and Wine served
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