Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy Birthday to the Woman Who Taught Me How To Cook!

Today would have been my Mom's 95th birthday. This year will be 10 years that she has passed. Damn, I miss her a lot. Hence this silly little blog. Tonight I made a soup that I remember my Mom making, Stracciatella with Pastine. The broth was from batch I made up before Christmas. Thank you freezer! I added the egg to some of the broth and crossed my fingers. I whisked away and it came together perfectly. I knew my Mom would smile if she saw what I had done. I made a pot of soup that looked and yes tasted just like she use to serve us. 

Stracciatella with Pastine.
(there are no amounts or times in this recipe, 
my Mother would have said to add as much as you need
and you will know how long to cook it.)
Heat oil in a pot. Saute diced onion and sliced carrots until tender.
Add chicken broth. Simmer. 
Put some of the broth into a small pan and bring to a boil. 
Reduce heat and slowly add beaten eggs. 
Whisk until the eggs they come together, the texture should be like scrambled eggs. 
Add the eggs and broth to the soup pan. 
Add frozen mixed vegetables and chopped spinach, fresh or frozen. 
Add cooked chicken meat. Adjust the seasonings to your preference.
Make the pasta, thin noodles or pastine in a separate pot and add to soup before serving.
And I did add one thing to this recipe. I squeezed a little lemon juice in at the end.  

Happy Birthday Mom!

1 comment:

Deb in Hawaii said...

Happy Birthday to your mom, Lucia. I am sure she would be very proud. Stracciatella is such a great comfort food soup.

I lost my mom going on 8 months ago and am still finding it difficult to make the things she made but I know I'll get to the point of finding comfort in it as you are. Hugs to you. Deb