I have another 5-ingredient soup recipe for you today! It’s actually one that I made in a hurry a few weeks ago for the live broadcast of The Sound Of Music.
I’d had ambitions to make a spread full of crisp apple streudel and schnitzel with noodles, but alas, it turned into one of those days when everything on my list took twice as long. And about an hour and a half before a dozen girls showed up for the party, I had zero food prepared. So I decided to improvise with a bag of frozen tortellini and make this soup, to be served with these quick and easy pretzels. The soup literally took about 2 minutes to throw together, and the pretzels took a half hour. So somehow when everyone showed up, dinner was miraculously ready to be served!
And wouldn’t you know it, my little 5-ingredient soup experiement worked! In fact, one of the girls even said that it was one of the best soups she’d “ever had”. (Music to this musical cook’s ears…) Everyone helped themselves to a steaming warm bowl of soup, and then we settled in to watch the musical together. I think the soup may have gotten better reviews…
But that debate aside, since all of the other 5-ingredient soup recipes on the blog seem to be such a hit, I thought I’d share this easy one with you today. If you love Italian soup and tortellini, it would probably be a good idea to add this to next week’s menu pronto. ;)
Okie doke! Now that you all have seen the reveal of my new kitchen remodel, I’m really excited to tell you a little bit about some of the amazing sponsors behind it, and how the whole kitchen came together.
First up, I thought we would start with the beautiful white cabinets, sponsored by Cabinet Giant. (Be sure to scroll to the bottom for a discount code they are also offering to all Gimme Some Oven readers!)
Those of you who have followed this remodel might remember that it all initially started in a hurry. The loft of my dreams suddenly became available, but it was in really bad shape. There had been a kitchen fire, the cabinets were scorched, appliances were broken, and the entire loft was general not looking dark and gray and not so hot.
BUT. I was immediately drawn to the space because of the natural light, and could picture in my mind how incredible it would look if an all-white kitchen was built to reflect all of that sunlight day after day. So I began researching white cabinets. I knew that I wanted a clean and modern look, and surprisingly, that was a little harder to find than I anticipated. So many of the white cabinets out there had way too much detailing on the doors, or they were cream and not white, or just were way too expensive or way to cheaply made.
But I remembered how much I had adored my friend Liz’s recent kitchen remodel and dark brown cabinets from Cabinet Giant — a national cabinetry company that’s headquartered just a few miles from my place. So I popped on their website to see if they might have a white version that would fit the vision in my head.
And it turned out to be a bit of a match made in cabinet heaven. :)
For years, I have been known to tune into the last few minutes of home makeover shows just to catch “the reveal”. You know, that moment when these amazing people (usually with amazing stories) get to pull off the blindfold and see their new house unveiled for the first time? And you get to see that wonderful mixture of disbelief, wonder, thankfulness, and pure joy written all over their faces?
Well, each morning I wake up and walk into my new kitchen, I feel like it’s a new reveal day all over again. I still cannot believe that this is actually my new kitchen, and that I actually get to be the lucky one to live here, and cook meals here, and entertain here, and call this place my home. It all feels like the most incredible gift — which it absolutely is — and daily I find myself totally tearing up with gratitude. (Ok, and jumping up and down and having miniature dance parties to celebrate.) ;)
Okay, now that you know a few things about wine, it’s time to put it into practice as you pick out wine gifts to take to holiday parties or to make wine gift baskets for a host or the wine-lover in your family. Here are a few tips on choosing a holiday wine and some suggestions to look for!
You all know how much I love 5-ingredient recipes.
So when I showed up to small group last weekend and heard my friend, Rachel, mention across the room that she had made a 5-ingredient salsa to share, you’d better believe this food blogger’s ears perked up.
Ok guys, I wasn’t planning to post this recipe, since it’s basically just adding one ingredient to my favorite 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies that I posted last holiday season. But this peanut buttery chocolatey goodness was too good not to share.
And my friend swore that these were “pretty much his favorite cookies EVER”.