Tuesday, June 17, 2008

PASTA FLOWERS AND RED BEAN SOUP

(please click to enlarge-you can see the pretty pasta that way!)

This soup was whipped up in just minutes with a few leftovers and convenient foods.
4qts or so of water or leftover broth
2 cans rinsed and drained kidney beans (could use home-cooked)
1 1/2 cups corn (frozen or canned)
1 cup leftover shredded chicken
2 large finely chopped carrots
1 medium onion, chopped
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 package of pasta stars (they look like flowers, and they are only .25)
*secret ingredient -about 3/4 cup leftover ham broth shhhh, I know- but the ham was a surprise for DH on Father's Day!

Toss in the pot and cook until carrots are soft and pasta is done!
*Served here with German Rye Bread
*meal cost was probably under $2.50 to serve 8