For those of you who don’t know, I’m a twin. Growing up we were so competitive – as most twins are. Sibling rivalry times 100. She walked, talked, learned to read, write and did everything else way before I did. She even made all the sports teams (I didn’t even bother trying out for them because I knew I was a runt and would get squashed). All I had were grades and food to work with.
I tried really hard in school and came out on top during report card time and during dinner I would eat everything, including my mother’s minestrone that was full of vegetables and my sister would complain the whole time. Now that I don’t live with my sister anymore, I’ve put my kids up to the challenge – whoever eats their vegetables will be mamma’s favourite J All kidding aside, kids are super competitive and this actually works, especially with boys!
This is my favourite time of year to make minestrone soup. You can pop over to your grocery store or farmers market and pick up all the fresh and local ingredients. Thanksgiving is upon us and in our family we always start with a soup dish. This soup is a meal on its own so if you’re serving this soup with your turkey dinner, use small soup bowls or one ladle per guest to make sure everyone has room for the turkey. Trust me, I speak from experience!