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Alphabet Soup

One of my twins is home sick today with a horrible cough and low grade temperature.   Being sick has not bothered his appetite in the least.  He asked for my Microwave Pancakes for breakfast.  A couple hours later and he was asking for soup.  While he was eating his soup, he asked for a milkshake.  If the adage; starve a fever, feed a cold, holds true…he’s got a cold!

Alphabet Soup
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Alphabet Soup

  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely diced
  • 3-5 cloves garlic, 1 Tablespoon minced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely cut
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups alphabet pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

In a heavy stockpot,  heat oil on medium. Add onion when hot, stirring for 2 minutes.  Add celery and carrots. Stirring for 2 minutes. Add garlic, stirring for 1 minute.  Add chicken broth. Simmer 10 minutes. Add pasta, 1 1/2 cups makes a lot of pasta…you may want to use 1 cup if you want more broth.  Stir occasionally. Simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until tripled in size. Add rosemary last 5 minutes. Serve with crackers or One Hour French Bread.