If you’re reading this, it means you have weathered the proverbial storm that was (is) my life and are anxiously awaiting new recipes. Believe me, I have some for you. It’s quite suddenly cold outside and, as everyone knows, that means it’s soup weather inside. Zuppa Tuscana literally means, a soup in the style of Tuscany, a place famous for its rustic and delicious simplicity. Whatever you do, don’t go to Olive Garden. Ever. Just don’t. Make the food you love at home and it will be a hundred times better. I promise.
This is a sauce that cooks almost all day, has tons of flavor, and is great for many different applications. We’ve used it for spaghetti, lasagna, and zoodles (zucchini noodles). Best of all, it’s basically half vegetables! If this isn’t one of those trick-your-kids-into-eating-healthy things then I don’t know what is. It does take a bit of effort, a bit of standing over a hot pot in the kitchen, but it’s all worth it. You will be swimming in bolognese for weeks. (It’s a good thing, really.)
The weather is finally getting nice! I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but here in Michigan, it was snowing a couple of days ago. Today it’s sunny and hitting 70. I have weather whiplash. To embrace the warming weather, I decided to do a pasta salad this week. I combed the internet, trying to find just the right recipe and, alas, the closer I got, the more it escaped me. I threw this one together using ingredients we already had on hand and, as my kids named it, it turned out awesome.