Tasty Tuesday: Tuscan Soup and Fluffy Biscuits
I found these two recipes in my new Taste of Home cookbook and wanted to share them. So easy and so yummy.
1 small onion, chopped (I never use a whole onion)
1 carrot, sliced (I used a bunch of baby carrots that I sliced)
1 tbs. olive oil
2 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) Progresso chicken broth (I used one big box of Pacific Free Range Broth)
1 c. water
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 can white kidney or cannelini beans (I used two), drained and rinsed
2/3 c. small spiral pasta
3 c. thinly sliced escarole or spinach
Saute onion and carrot in olive oil until onion is transparent. Add broth, water and seasonings (I also used a chicken bouillon). Bring to a boil. Stir in pasta and beans. Return to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add spinach or escarole. Serve! I love topping mine with parmesan cheese. Oh, I also added some sliced garlic. The nice thing about this soup is that you can really play around with it.
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup 2% milk
DirectionsIn a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Whisk egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Turn onto a well-floured surface; knead 20 times.
Roll to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
I don't typically use shortening, but these are so good, I may cave in every now and then.
I am hoping we have internet back at our house next week. The roofers are there today and I'm hoping in the next day or so they'll be done! Yippee!!
With Joy UNquenchable,