Last night for dinner I made Tomato & Meatball Soup. After devouring two bowls of it Kid Furious said "Mom could you make this soup every night...except without the tomatoes?" Hmmm... that will be hard since it is tomato soup...
Now this is a 15 minute instant meal using only three ingredients that you can always (and should!) have on hand in your pantry. Do Not Judge Me! When I was making it last night I heard "Ohhh I know what you are making!" from Mr F and "I love meatball soup we haven't had that in a long time" from Kid F. There was not a drop left in anyone's bowls. This is simple and good... not prize winning. Stay tuned for that soup recipe next week.
Tomato and Meatball Soup
1 -32 oz carton Imagine Organic Creamy Tomato Soup (I'm sure you could use a different brand... but this is the best!)
3 oz elbow noodles (dry).. I use Barilla Plus elbows.. nutritional wonders and the texture is still good
12 party style meatballs (frozen) ... Ikea style meatballs (this week I used Trader Joe's)... little beef/pork blend meatballs
1/2 c water
Dump the soup, the noodles, and the meatballs in a sauce pan. Pour the water in the soup carton and shake to dislodge any remaining soup and add to the pot. Bring this to a simmer and continue simmering for 15 minutes. Be sure to stir occasionally while heating!
makes 4 - 1.5 c servings for 263 calories each
we of course eat it as 3 large servings for 350 calories each! I cut the meatballs in half in the kitchen (in the bowl) before serving it to Kid Furious.
You could easily extend this by adding 1 c chicken broth, 3-4 meatballs, and 1 oz of noodles for each additional serving! If you are adding more than 2 extra servings just double the original recipe (obviously... right?)