Visit with a friend.
I'm still here. I'm still cooking and baking and creating.
What I'm not doing is blogging.
But I'm here now.
Because today was National Soup Day (I'm doing this thing where I try to work in as many 'National Day of' food events into my menus as possible this year) and the timing being what it is, decided to post so I could swing by my dear friend Deb's and join her Souper Sundays.
I know: it's been a while!
I found a recipe from Williams-Sonoma for Lasagna Soup and knew I had to try it.
Nothing too difficult or outrageous, but sounded interesting. And I'm a sucker for deconstructed recipes, so...
A tomato-y broth, pasta, and meatballs topped with an amazingly creamy cheese mix. Wow. WOW. So good.
Obviously, I made some changes. First up was splitting the recipe in two, one pot following exactly and the other done vegetarian.
So, vegetable soup base instead of chicken broth. Vegetarian Italian 'sausage'. And because Alex does not like ricotta, swapped that with marscapone.
Huge success. Everyone loved it. To go all internet-speak: "10/10 would make again".