Ingredients, (try to use organics whenever you can)
- 2 cups, Organic Chicken Stock
- 4 cups, Organic Potato Leek Soup
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon find ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon kosher coarse salt
- 1 cup chopped ham, (uncured nitrite and nitrate free)
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup chopped baby carrots
- 1 small yellow squash, (6 inch)
- ½ cup chopped celery
- ½ cup chopped leak, (not of the base or the leaves, only the white part between)
- 2 medium peeled russet potatoes, (diced on average 1 inch squared)
- 1 cup mini farfalle pasta
Put the liquids in a cooking pot, (2 cups, Organic Chicken Stock) and (4 cups, Organic Potato Leek Soup) in a 6 quart, (minimum), cooking pot.
I love this GreenLife brand, Soft Grip Diamond Healthy Ceramic Nonstick, 6 QT Stock Pot with Strainer Lid.
Once the liquids are in, turn the heat on low under the cooking pot.
Add the seasoning, (½ teaspoon Italian seasoning) and (¼ teaspoon find ground pepper).
Add 1 tablespoon kosher coarse salt.
Add the meat, 1 cup diced ham, (Uncured Fully Cooked, Nitrite and Nitrate Free, No MSG, No Artificial Ingredients & Made with Organic Honey).
We found this Royal brand bamboo cutting board on Amazon, as part of a set of 3, (one small one medium and one large size).
You may not know this, but bamboo is a hard wood. Bamboo is not a tree, but a grass. Even though it is a grass, it is harder than oak. Bamboo will grow to maturity, ready for harvest, in 3 to 5 years. Oak matures in 20 to 30 years. It makes more sense to harvest bamboo than oak for the sake of cutting boards. The next time you want to buy yourself a nice set of cutting boards, save a tree and purchase bamboo cutting boards.
Add 1 cup, cut baby carrots.
Add 1 cup shredded or julienned carrots. These are organic julienned carrots. You can cut up a carrot yourself, but this is so much easier.
Add 1 small yellow squash, (6 inch), diced on average, 1 inch square.
Add ½ cup chopped celery.
½ cup chopped leak, (not of the base or the leaves, only the white part between).
Add the potatoes, 2 medium peeled russet potatoes, (diced on average 1 inch squared).
Heat on low for an hour and ½.
1 cup of farfalle pasta is added to the soup, 20 minutes before the soup is to be served.
Making Your Place Settings Shine
I’m allergic to nickel. Did you know, as of the time of this writing, up to 17% of women are allergic to nickel and 3% of men are too. Most flatware found for sale has nickel in it.
The Copeland pattern is nickel free and is still available through Onida.com. I found a similar pattern on Amazon, also by Oneida. The pattern is called Reyna. It too is 100% nickel free, identified as 18/0, (18% chromium 0% nickel).
If you like this pattern, but aren’t able to find it, in the link above you may see other patterns you like. Just make sure you select a pattern that says it is 18/0 if you want nickel free flatware.
The plate you put your food on, can set the mood for the meal. I have several dishware sets. I use different patterns to serve up a meal (depending on how I want to dress up my table). At this time, I do not find my 222 Fifth Christmas Lane pattern available.
I hope you are able to find the right look for your table.
I did find the following 222 Fifth brand patterns still available for purchase. Just click any link or picture to go to Amazon for a better look at these beautiful dish sets.
Blue Adelaide 16 piece place setting, (squared plates)
Turquoise Adelaide 16 piece place setting, (squared plates)
Yellow Adelaide 16 piece place setting, (squared plates)
Black Adelaide 16 piece place setting, (round plates)
Dark Blue Adelaide 16 piece place setting, (round plates)