Friday, April 10, 2009

Laurel Hasner Photography Giveaway has a Winner!

And we have a winner . . . . Sarah! But there were two Sarah's that entered. So, girls are you getting excited? Which one is it? Send me an email at and I'll let you know!

For those of you who didn't win, I am giving you a really yummy soup recipe to warm you up on this cool and rainy spring day! Thanks for entering! Stay tuned for more giveaways!

Minestrone Soup
(my favorite recipe yet for this soup)
3 Tbls butter
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 yellows squash, halved and sliced
1 Zucchini, halved and sliced
1 lb Italian sausage (I would switch it for homemade beef sausage)
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
salt and pepper to taste
6 c stock (chicken, beef, or a combination)
1/2 lb favorite pasta shape
3 or 4 tomatoes, diced
In a soup pot, brown the sausage and drain the excess grease from cooked sausage. Add the butter and saute onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Add the squash and zucchini, seasoning with oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes and the stock. Bring to a boil. Add the pasta and simmer until pasta is cooked through. Serve with crusty bread and grated cheese.