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Relevant to the grilled cheese sandwich I devoured last night for dinner [yes, I’m 7 years old]
this would have been the perfect plate partner. 
Olive Garden-esque Minestrone Soup
The players: 

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup zucchini, chopped
1/2 cup frozen cut green beans
1/4 cup celery, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced 
4 cups vegetable broth
1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans, drained
1 (15 oz) can small white beans, drained
1/2 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup carrots, julienned
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1 1/2 cups hot water
3 cups fresh baby spinach
1/3 cup small pasta shells

The play-by-play: 

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat and saute onion, celery, garlic, zucchini and green beans, about 5 minutes.  The add vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, beans, carrot, hot water and spices.  Bring to a boil and then reduce heat, allowing soup to simmer for about 20 minutes.  
Add baby spinach leaves and pasta, cooking an additional 20 minutes, then serve.
[via postgradslump; eat-yourself-skinny]

Relevant to the grilled cheese sandwich I devoured last night for dinner [yes, I’m 7 years old]

this would have been the perfect plate partner. 

Olive Garden-esque Minestrone Soup

The players: 

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen cut green beans
  • 1/4 cup celery, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can small white beans, drained
  • 1/2 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup carrots, julienned
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup small pasta shells
The play-by-play: 
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat and saute onion, celery, garlic, zucchini and green beans, about 5 minutes.  The add vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, beans, carrot, hot water and spices.  Bring to a boil and then reduce heat, allowing soup to simmer for about 20 minutes.  

Add baby spinach leaves and pasta, cooking an additional 20 minutes, then serve.

[via postgradslumpeat-yourself-skinny]