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Soups On! 2015 Edition

Soup2015-1Each year we have a soup/chili competition amongst our employees. Some of us take the competition very seriously. I was happy to come in a solid 10th place out of 13 entries with plans to make it to 9th next year!! The results came in after many of us MmmmMmmmMmm-ing our way through all the competitors.

Logan, our latest addition to Aggressive took 3rd place. Sam, Scott’s wife, took 2nd place. Tina came in first with her tortellini soup!! Here is Tina’s winning recipe so you can cook up a great dinner for your guests! The kicker? She didn’t even really follow a recipe!

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Tina’s Tortellini Soup

I – box of veggie broth

1 – box of beef broth

2 – packs of pork sausage/maybe 16 oz each

2 – 32 oz cans of fire roasted tomatoes crushed

1 – onion chopped and sautéed

A handful of chopped garlic cloves chopped

1 – small bag of carrots chopped into strips.

2 – bags frozen tortellini (left on counter to thaw)

Saute your vegies and cook the sausage….add those to your broth and tomatoes…season with salt to taste, there was some Montreal seasoning on the counter, so I kept adding that too.

You can add wine, or I used most of a bottle of cooking sherry in mine.  I put in 2 bags of frozen tortellini (that I left on the counter, so they were actually thawed). Add those in the last ½ hour before you serve it. It’s a pretty basic soup so you can add or take away veggies per your taste….if you weren’t making for a big crowd, half all the ingredients.  I also added some chopped fresh basil right before serving.

Cheers!!!

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Then……Tina brought in some of the best cookies this past week for us to all enjoy. They are a Martha Stewart special. I’m adding the recipe link here because everyone needs to attempt these at home, especially for Christmas! Martha Stewart – Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

Happy cooking!!!