We are having Minestrone Soup for dinner tonight, mainly because I still have a ton of zucchini to use up! This soup is also full of summer veggies that are all in season right now. It also freezes very well!
Typically I will make a HUGE batch of soup and freeze half already cooked .. but I am trying something different tonight.
I set out my soup pot and one of my large 12 cup freezer bowls.
I use this recipe for my soup, leaving out the green beans, no one in my family eats them!
I also dont take them time to pre-cook the carrots, I just shred them along with the zucchini and celery, so they all cook evenly.
Each time I dumped something into the soup pot, I also dumped it into my freezer bowl!! I dont use chicken broth, I use water and bullion cubes (its cheaper!) Everything for a batch of this soup fit in my freezer bowl, minus the water! I always leave the pasta out when I freeze soup.. it absorbs all the water when you freeze pasta and ends up mushy.
So now in January when we are buried under 15 feet of snow .. I can thaw this soup on the counter all day, add water, simmer for a while and add the pasta for a super fresh summer soup!