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    This comes from an immigrant Italian aunt of a friend from another board. I'm sure Retread remembers BD, the master chef.

    Ingredient quantities are loose and goosey and depend on individual taste which truly makes it an individual creation. When it's done, the prominent colors should be the Italian national colors of red (tomatoes), white (pasta), and green (spinach).

    BROTH
    3 turkey wings/drumsticks or chicken breast
    Bring to a boil in a large pot to make the broth
    When it falls off the bone, pick the meat and return to the broth
    Drain 1 large can diced tomatoes and add to the broth
    Add 1 bag fresh spinach to broth (frozen chopped can be used)

    MEATBALLS
    1˝ to 2 lbs ground chuck
    Garlic
    Diced onion or green onion or chives or any combination
    Breadcrumbs
    3 to 4 eggs
    Parmesan cheese

    Form meatballs to about marble size
    Briefly fry to get rid of the grease
    Add to broth

    About ˝ package of pastini (or any tiny Italian pasta) cooked al dente before adding to the broth. Even the pre-cooked pasta will absorb the broth, watch it and add canned chicken broth as needed.
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    Made this many times , never would I trow tomatos in there! And I don't fry my mini meatballs first. But hey different Italians do it the way they like! Bon Apetit!
    mangiare un cavallo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    Made this many times , never would I trow tomatos in there! And I don't fry my mini meatballs first. But hey different Italians do it the way they like! Bon Apetit!
    mangiare un cavallo!
    My grandmother and my Dad make it with mini meatballs, got a problem with that? ;)


    My Dad puts bread (I think its bread) in his soup and its the bomb. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    My grandmother and my Dad make it with mini meatballs, got a problem with that? ;)


    My Dad puts bread (I think its bread) in his soup and its the bomb. :D
    Reading problems huh?! I don't fry my mini meatballs, just drop em in the broth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    Reading problems huh?! I don't fry my mini meatballs, just drop em in the broth.
    ooops sorry :( I read it too fast :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    ooops sorry :( I read it too fast :D
    Its all good! Now I wish I had a bowl of it in front of me!

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    You can substitute ground chuck with meatloaf mix(beef, pork, and veal) for more flavor and escarole instead of spinach if you like a bolder green.
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    I usually cheat. I use the frozen Italian mini meatballs, but I still quarter them. I also use Italian spiced diced tomatoes for some extra zest!
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    Me like Italian wedding COOKIES!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Me like Italian wedding COOKIES!
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