Foodie Friday- Spent Mom's Soup


The weekend is almost here and boy am I ever looking forward to it. I'm not sure if I am coming down with something or if it's just all of the hubbub of the holiday season, but I am b to the e to the a to the t BEAT! 
I have been in such a daze, I didn't even go grocery shopping until this past Wednesday. It was okay on Monday because we had leftovers, but on Tuesday I had to get creative and made something I ended up naming "Spent Mom's Soup". I decided to share the recipe with you all because I know you can probably identify with being so "spent" that even going to the store is enough to make you want to run and hide underneath your blankets. I hope you enjoy it! 



Spent Mom's Soup  


Ingredients:
1-2 Tablespoons olive oil 
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
About 1/4 pound deli sliced turkey, cut into bite sized pieces
8 cups of water
4 chicken bouillon cubes 
1/2 pound of spaghetti
1 pound bag of your favorite frozen vegetables

Instructions:

In a medium pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the turkey breast and saute for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, combine water and bouillon cubes in a large pot (to make a broth) over medium-high heat. 

Add the onion, garlic, and turkey to the pot with the broth. Bring to a simmer and stir in the bag of frozen vegetables.

Cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until the soup just begins to boil.

Add the spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 7-10 minutes (until the spaghetti is cooked to your taste preference).


The recipe was easy and delicious. I'd love to make it again, maybe using black beans instead of the frozen vegetables and omitting the spaghetti to serve it with tortilla chips or something. I wasn't too sure how the turkey would be, I've never tried using it for anything other than a sandwich, but it actually worked out well. If you do try this recipe, be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts! 















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