This is not really a cooking post. It’s not even really a cooking mishap post. Oh, I’ll just write it an decide what kind of post it is when I’m done. It’s that sort of a Monday.
I intend to give blood later this week. I have had problems with this in the past, namely feeling woozy and ill after they took what seemed a very reasonable amount of blood out of me. I thought maybe if I ate things with iron in them all week, I might do better. What has iron in it, I asked myself. Liver, but I hate liver. Spinach. I love spinach! However, Steven does not love to just eat spinach. He likes it in things. I thought, Italian wedding soup. Yum!
I knew I had spinach in the freezer and chicken broth in the cupboard (yes, purists make the chicken broth from scratch; I didn’t have all day for this!). I did not have the little tiny pastas, but I had some little tubey-looking ones I thought would be fine. All I needed was the little meatballs. Accordingly, I stopped at the store (YES, the freezer section for the pre-made kind, not the meat department so I could make the balls from scratch; we’ve been through this already).
The first problem was that I did not have chicken broth, only beef broth. Oh well, beef meatballs, beef broth, this will be OK, just a different flavor.
The second mishap was when I started to put the meatballs in and realized I had gotten the full-sized ones, not the minis. Oh dear! This was going to look silly, and be awkward to eat. However, the broth was in the pot and hot; it was too late to change my mind and make tomato sauce (I believe I have a jar Paul Newman’s. There could be no possible objection to using Paul Newman’s instead of scratch).
And how did the meatball soup turn out? I don’t know yet. I just paused between the last paragraph and this one to put the pasta on. It’s ditalini, by the way (I checked the box when I went out there). I feel certain it will be fine. For one reason, I’m quite hungry. Happy Monday, everyone.
OK, before I added the categories and tags, the pasta was done and we ate. It was yummy! I LOVE soup!