Thursday, January 24, 2013

Italian Wedding Soup

We helped mom make soup! 
Mom has never made Italian Wedding soup before but her Nonna used to make it all the time and it was sure yummy.
We found this recipe at
 The meatball making is in progress~
 The recipe calls for carrots.  We were reading our friend, Archie's blog on Tuesday and he was talking about putting heart-shaped carrots in your soup and seeing as mom had planned to make this soup, she decided to give it a whirl.   There is a lot of "waste" but that's what we're here for, right?
 hummmmmm - you will never make it as a gourmet chef, mom.  These hardly look like hearts!
 The recipe also calls for spinach and lots of it. 
 What do you think of spinach, Molly?  It's pretty good, don't you think?
 The meatballs have been dropped into the pot the they're beginning to cook.
 We're making a change here.  Nonna always used pastina, not seashell onies, and her soup was always the best so pastina it shall be!
The soup was yummy and dad didn't even laugh at your heart carrots, mom!  We can't wait to have it again!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly


  1. Hey, so schöne Fotos und so lecker Essen.

    Many greetings from Germany!

  2. Keep cooking the smell will help,us navigate. Have a nasty feeling we are going the wrong way, east rather than west!

    Save some of those meat balls for us!

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  3. I think I'll be 'starring' this post fur Mom -

    She's drooling ;-)


  4. Yummy. We'd skip the green stuff and probably spit out the carrot but the rest...oh yes. Peeps says the whole things looks lovely. Stay warm. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. yummy, yummy...this is one of the "foods of my childhood" that muzzer cooks and dad won't eat. Prolly because of the veal in her meatballs, but he is not a pastina fan either. Yours looks wonderful. If you have too many leftovers we will come and pic them up


  6. I wish there was internet smell-o-vision. I bet it was fantastic.


  7. Just what you need on a cold wintery day to warm you up - we will bring the crunchy bread next time you make it :)

  8. Now that would be just perfect for a chilly winter day! YUMMY!

  9. YUM!! A couple of changes and it can be gluten free!! YAY!!

    Lynn - The Rocky Creek Scottie Mum

  10. That looks so yummy but I always wondered how it got its name!

  11. I love your soup too Sue!!! I have made soup kind of like it but never knew there was a soup going around for years and years almost the same.
    I have had more vegetables in it and no pasta in mine!! How much soup did you make-- any left overs???

  12. Miss Kitty is trying to smell the Maybe one day there will be a way to smell what we see! Happy Thursday!

  13. OH that looks AMAZING... Our mom makes wedding soup.. and she uses that teenie tiny pasta stuffs too!! Never have heard of using the Shells...
    LOVE the Carrot HEARTS... mom puts carrots in butt fancy like your mom did it.. just cut on an angle fur mom's. BORRRRRRING. We will tell her we want HEARTS from now on!

    ENJOY my furends.

  14. Woof! Woof! Mom LOVES soup and Italian food ... this is DELISH! Love the heart carrots. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  15. I love Italian Wedding soup but am too lazy to make the meatballs from scratch.

  16. Looks fantastic.

    SHE just made Zuppa Toscana the other day and had to make the Italian sausage first. (We didn't even get a taste.)

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  17. I liked the heart shaped carrots. Bet the soup was pawsome.

  18. Wow, that looks just like the soup my husband's Nonna used to make (now made by his mom). Lovely!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  19. That is a nutty name for soup but mom likes it. Yummy
    Benny & Lily

  20. Yum Yum. That would fix just about anything on a cold winter day!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  21. Oh YUM!! Maybe we'll help mom make tha tomorrow. It looks delish!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  22. That looks so yummy. I am going to get after Mommy to make some for me.

    Loveys Sasha

  23. We just love the looks on your faces when you are helping your mom cook!! The soup looks delicious and we love the heart shaped carrots!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  24. Oh yeah that looks really good.
    I'm not a fan of spinach...I like it and spit it out. BOL!


  25. I think your carrots look just fine and if I ever make them like you did they would look just like yours!! Everybody thought they looked good!!
    Loved the look and I'll bet the taste was good too!!!

  26. That looks incredible! And good thing you two were there to help - it looks like a lot of work!
    Our sister Ammy used to LOVE fresh spinach!

  27. I want to come eat with you ~ Italian Wedding Soup and pizzelles ~ I love what you cook.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  28. Yum! Parental Unit's Italian grandmother and aunts always made the most incredible wedding soup for holidays, but PU has never tried... Now's the time!

  29. That soup sure looks delicious! Mama's grandmother used to use pastina in a lot of her recipes too.

    We like the carrots. If Mama tried to cut them in something heart shaped they would totally different.

    Love -

    Hershey and Kaci