As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Soup On Tuesday: Week 5

Another winter Tuesday has come and gone...and although it was the night to make soup, it was not the night to blog.

I took Bekah to her knitting class yesterday, all the while sniffling and sneezing.  After class, although I felt like returning home, we headed to Goodwill, the fabric shop, the library, the gas station, and Panera (to pick up a loaf of bread, because the baker was sniffling too)...and I was waning. 

Arriving at home, I began to make the soup that I had planned, relieved that it was relatively easy and would come together quickly, because I was also planning to crash immediately after dinner.  We all loved this recipe; in fact, it was one of our favorite new soups! 

And then crash I did...on the sofa with the television and the lap top and a cup of coffee and a box of tissues and a blanket. 

Today, I am moving slowly, but feeling much better.  And I thoroughly enjoyed a bowl of leftover soup for lunch.

Tonight's Last night's soup...

1 lb. bulk Italian sausage
1 large onion, sliced vertically into crescents
6 cups beef broth
1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 small zucchini, cubed
2 ounces vermicilli, broken into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  1. Cook Italian sausage and onion until sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender.
  2. Add beef broth, tomatoes,oregano, basil, pepper; bring to a full boil.  
  3. Add zucchini and vermicilli.  Cover and continue to cook until soup is simmering, stirring occasionally to prevent pasta from sticking. 
  4. Before serving, stir in Parmesan.   

Note:  In my own bowl, I added a sprinkling of crushed red pepper and a little shaved Parmesan.


  1. Ohh that looks and sounds delicious! Hope that you're feeling better asap. Echinacea...if you are not allergic. I swear by the stuff. If you hear an echinacea's probably me...

  2. That does look really yummy, Cheryl! It's great to find new recipes that are quick and easy. Take care!

  3. I am sorry you've been under the weather, Cheryl,, and glad that you are feeling better today.
    Soup is always a good fix for what ails us, no matter what kind, I guess you can tell I am a soup person. ~smile~
    This Italian Sausage soup sounds like a winner too. thank you for sharing.

  4. Ooh this does sound good~

    Today you need to get a nice pot of CHICKEN soup going, have Bekah snuggle up next to you with her needles and teach you to knit. Of course you need to pop Anne of Green Gables into the dvd player...

    Take care Cheryl, and get better!

    Blessings, Debbie

  5. Yea!

    Yea, you're feeling better and yea, you're about to embark on a fabulous path of no return! Soon we'll be seeing blog posts filled with lovely yarns and yarn creations and you're going to have joined the ranks of the fiber obsessed. Mark my words... this is a prophecy!

    Welcome to the club. :)

    Blessings, Debbie


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