Thursday, September 2, 2010

Italian Sausage Soup with 10 min bread sticks..

Italian Sausage Soup

2 boxes (32 ounces each) chicken broth
2 cups julienne carrots
2 cups frozen French style green beans
1 Pkg. (9 ounces) three cheese tortellini
1 pound pork sausage, browned and drained
1 T. Italian seasoning
Pesto Sauce for garnish, optional

Combine all ingredients except pesto sauce in a large pot; bring to a boil and cook for 15 min. Add more water if necessary.. Top with pesto, if desired..Yield: 6 servings..

The bread stick recipe is from a cousin that is an amazing cook, her daughter (she's only 13) taught us how to make them for Young Womens last night..they were so easy and really good..and would go perfect with this soup..

10 minute bread sticks.
so fast
so easy
no special ingredients
you do not need a BOSCH to do this
a kitchen aid will do just fine
it is so versitile

i have made them into breadsticks, cinnamon rolls, pizza rolls.....
i am sure that there are more uses that i have not figured out yet
scones, calzones, the list is growing already.

i have the recipe taped to the inside of my cupboard above my mixer.
i was tired of lugging out the huge recipe book each time.
yes - i was using it that much
you would think that i would have had it memorized.

10 minute breadsticks

1 TBSP yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water {from the tap}
2 TBSP sugar
1/2 TBSP salt
3 1/2 + cups of flour

put everything in the mixer.
mix until it all balls together.
let rest 10 minutes

melt 1 cube of butter and put in the bottom of a jelly roll pan
roll out dough into a rectangle
i use my pizza cutter to cut into strips
lay the breadsticks in the melted butter
turn them over so they coat on both sides.
i usually add garlic salt and/or parmesan cheese over the top

bake 20 minutes at 350