My first homemade “pulled” pork sandwich using yesterday’s Beer Braised Pulled Pork. YUM! Enough said. Make one tonight!
We recently have three new families that just moved in to our neighborhood this past couple of months. So baking a batch of something was in order. I had some ham and fresh thyme in the fridge that I wanted to use up. Out came this bread. Savory bread always needs some sort of cheese so my choice of cheese for this was Parmesan. Chris and I sampled this for dinner last night and it was definitely worthy of giving away as a “welcome to the neighborhood” treat to one of the families. Bake some for your neighbor today and save a couple of pieces for yourself!
I’m starting to come around when it comes to Minestrone soups. I’ve made this version several times with wonderful results. The original recipe calls for ground beef but you can substitute with sweet Italian sausage, which is what I have done here. Or spicy Italian sausage if you prefer your soup with a kick. My butcher carries a variety of sausages; turkey, chicken and even Chorizo. If you don’t care for sausages, pancetta would work well too. I like to pair my soups with grilled cheese sandwiches or Panini. Although garlic bread or any homemade savory bread would be delicious.
I wasn’t big on minestrone soups before only because most of them are thin and there isn’t a whole lot of anything in the soup. This recipe however, changed my feelings towards minestrone soups. One of my favorite recipes —this soup is hearty and has loads of veggies. The pancetta in here is a nice touch to this soup. Perfect on a cold night. I served it with grilled ham and cheese sandwich —it really hits the spot!
Moving day is fast approaching and all my cookware and bakeware are packed away. I leave you with this one last recipe until I get settled in the new place. Au revoir!