When the kids saw me making this soup, I could hear the mumblings under their breath. The older three almost automatically assumed they would not like this vegetable soup. We have a rule at dinner time, that they don’t have to eat their dinner, but I only cook one dinner. If they choose not to eat their dinner, then there is nothing to eat for the rest of the evening.
I served everyone’s meal and was attending to a preschooler in need in another room while they started eating. By the time I came back to the dining room, the 11 year old asked me if he could have some more! He had finished his bowl already. Master 13 said I should definitely make it again and master 6 said it was good, but not as good as my pumpkin soup.
I will definitely cook it again. You could use any veggies you want to and it is so easy to make. I use the Soup and Co in this recipe, but have steps at the end you can follow if you are going to make it on the stove top.
Easy Vegetable Soup
- 200 grams zucchini
- 100 grams eggplant
- 200 grams carrot
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 onion
- 100 grams potatoes
- 400 grams tinned tomatoes
- 500 mls vegetable stock
- 3 cups cooked pasta
- 25 grams parmesan cheese
- cracked pepper
1. Chop all the veggie into even sized pieces. I add the garlic whole.
2. Add them to the Soup and Co.
5. Cook on P2 for 35 minutes – see super easy!
6. I added a handful of cooked pasta to our soup and then topped with parmesan cheese and cracked pepper – delish!
Stock Pot Instructions:
- If you are using a stock pot, add all the veggies to the pot. Crush garlic on top. Add the tomatos and stock.
- Bring ingredients to the boil, then turn down and simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Puree small batches at a time with a stick blender. Doing it this way you can adjust the thickness of the soup by how much of the liquid you add. For a thicker soup you can leave some of the liquid out.
- Once blended return to the pot and warm if required.
Our Family Monthly Menu Plan.
Time for the monthly plan again!
Meat and Veg
|Tacos||Sausages and Steamed Vegetables|
Baking: New cake to try
|Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken||Macaroni and Cheese||Beetroot Soup||Left Overs||Homemade sushi|
|Chicken Wings, Baked Potatoes and Corn||Roast Chicken and Veg|
Baking: Quinoa Snack Balls
|Slow Cooker Risotto||Pasta with Chicken and Spinach||Left Overs||Rice Paper Rolls|
|Tacos||Chicken Schnitzel and Veg|
Baking: Oat and Seed Lunchbox Slice
|Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff||Roast Vegetable Lasagne||Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup||Left Overs||Home made fish and chips|
|Marinated Chicken Sticks and Salad||Slow Cooker Roast Beef and Veg|
Baking: Chocolate Scones
|Slow Cooker Satay||Fettucine Carbonara||Pumpkin Soup||Left Overs||Scrambled Eggs|
You can download the menu plans and associated shopping lists created bu the app here – PWK Menu Plans Sept.
The plans contain evening meals for six days of the week – I almost always try and factor in one night a week, where we will have left overs so I have a night off cooking.
The app plans Monday to Sunday at the moment and I plan from Saturday to Friday, so Monday in this plan is really Saturday for us and so on.
The kid friendly menu planning app allows you to:
- Create weekly menu plans quickly, choosing as many meals per day as you would like to plan for.
- Generate the shopping list for all the meals selected.
- Modify the shopping list to check off items you already have at home.
- Email the shopping list to yourself and/or others.
The most popular recipes from the blog have been included and more will be added on a weekly basis. The app will notify you when new recipes have been added, so you will be able to deliver plenty of variety in your family’s menu plans. Each recipe lists the ingredients required, easy to follow instructions and a photo from the blog.
So how far out do you menu plan?soup, vegetarian