Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Alphabet Soup

I have not been able to blog of late, no thanks to the summer viral flu in the air. The kids took turns with it. But it gets even better now! Joel's got summer vacations, begining tomorrow. So I would be busy thinking of ways to keep my busy bodies busy. If I do think of sneaking in a post, the brother-sister duo would be at their creative best, with their freedom, and I would have to be prepared for surprises not necessarily pleasant. Hmm I would have to think of a few strategies here.

So here's some Alphabet Soup to herald the summer vacations! Simple to make easy to fascinate kids.

1 onion sliced
1 carrot cubed
2 cloves of oven roasted garlic
1tsp butter
Alphabet pasta
salt to taste

  • Heat butter in a heavy bottomed vessel, saute the onions.
  • Add the cubed carrots, garlic and 1 cup water, cover and cook.
  • When done, cool, drain(reserve) and puree the veggies.
  • In a separate dish, boil water and cook the pasta and drain.
  • Mix the puree, pasta, add the reserve to change the consistency, add salt and give it a boil.
  • Add freshly ground pepper and serve hot.
Now how many letters and numbers can you spot?

Sending this post for Souper Sundays


  1. Glad you're fully recovered as well as the family. I used to eat this as a child. Brings back memories.

  2. What a child-friendly dish! I love it refreshing and healthy!

  3. This soup looks great with the alphabet pasta in it. Hope you're ok by now.

  4. such a pretty soup!i wish you and your children no more flu and a wonderful vacation!

  5. I used to love alphabet soup when I was little! I would have so much fun picking out the letters. Glad to hear you are all feeling better!

  6. Hey Shirley .. where did you get the alphabet pasta in Bangalore? Would love to make this for Arwa too

  7. What a beautiful looking soup for kids! I have a fussy eating Grandson and will try this.

  8. So cute and perfect for kids!

  9. I love alphabet soup. Was thinking of making some for the kids this weekend............yummmy

  10. Hi Fatema,
    Good to see you! That's a good question. I have been looking for the alphabet pasta since years and posted a query in all forums, searched high and low in most popular stores. I finally found it in a local grocery, but when I looked for it the next time neither did he have it nor did he know what I was talking about!
    The good news is its Bambino brand, so keep looking in the pasta soups section, with the shells and discs. All the best!

  11. This is definitely your kids' favourite pasta ever! Did you keep extra?

  12. It looks delicious. I think everyone needs some good alphabet soup.;-) Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays, I just posted the round-up.





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