"Say Hello to My Bowl of Soup"

Okay, if you haven t already noticed; I 💖 soup! My cousin Jim s wife is unmistakably, without a doubt full blown Italian (yes awesome accent and all) a few years back the family would get together and watch Scarface The Godfather and marathons of the Sopranos and each time, Maria would make this soup. And every time (being the corny family we are) we would all say Say hello to my bowl of soup each time she dished it. We re losers I know. But get a bunch of Brazilian, Portuguese and Italians together… well… Ya know. . lol. ENJOY!!!!


  1. 8 cup chicken broth (low sodium)
  2. 1/4 cup white wine
  3. 1 onion diced
  4. 4 clove garlic minced
  5. 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  6. salt and pepper
  7. 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  8. 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
  9. 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  10. 1 carrot diced small
  11. 1 1/4 cup Orzo pasta (or any other pastini *small pasta*)
  12. 1/2 fresh lemon juice squeezed
  13. 1 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh spinach (or 2 cups depending on how much you love spinach) lol
  14. Mini Meatballs
  15. 1 lb ground beef
  16. 1 egg lightly beaten
  17. 1 slice white bread (crust removed) and torn into little pieces
  18. 1/4 small onion diced small
  19. salt and pepper
  20. 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  21. 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  22. 1/4 cup Fresh parsley


  1. In a large bowl combine meatball ingredients and form your mini Meatballs
  2. Place your meatballs on a baking sheet and cook in oven @ 400°F for 20 min
  3. Meanwhile heat olive oil in a large soup pot and add your onion garlic carrot dried herbs and salt and pepper Cook until onion is translucent
  4. Add your white wine and cook for another 2 min
  5. Add your chicken broth then allow the liquid to come to a boil Once its boiling add your pastini
  6. When the pastini is about 1/2 way cooked add your meatballs to the pot and cook until the pasta is about 90% cooked
  7. Finally add your chopped fresh spinach and juice of half a lemon (It looks like a lot of spinach at first but itll cook down)
  8. Allow everything to cook throughly (mainly the pasta)
  9. Serve with fresh parmesan shavings (sadly I didnt have any today) and some crusty Italian bread along side

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