I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Italian Penicillan


I have eaten very little since I came down with this thing, it wasn’t bad the first few days but by day three my stomach rumblings were beginning to scare those around me. I really don’t have much of an appetite but I know that you can never go wrong with soup. I was just going to do plain old egg drop soup but decided to kick it up a bit and make it Italian style. Let’s hope it helps, I am still feeling pretty lousy.

Italian Egg Drop Soup

1 qt. rich chicken stock
2 eggs
1/4 c. freshly shredded Romano or Parmesan cheese

I always like greens in mine so I always add a couple good handfuls of kale, spinach or escarole to the broth.

Heat broth to boiling, beat eggs and cheese together, pour mixture into boiling broth and remove pan from heat; do not stir


bleeding espresso said...

Oh no! I hope you're feeling better soon :)

Joel said...

Get better, dag nabbit!

You might try a bit of lemon juice in there too. Mmm... lemon and egg.

Julie said...

Thanks Joel, I am trying dag nabbit! I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.

Julie said...

Thank you Sognatrice`

Tracy said...

I hope you're on the mend. Your soup looks simple and satisfying.

Catherine Wilkinson said...

That's the ticket! Who needs antibiotics!? I'll take your soup any day over a trip to the drugstore!
I hope you're feeling much better!

JMom said...

my daughter loves eating and making this soup :)

hope you feel better. Got here from Food Buzz.

Julie said...

Thank you so much Catherine

ash said...

I hope you're feeling better too!

This soup looks divine.

Often I make chicken noodle soup with just chicken stock and 2 minute noodles. I've tried making an Asian-style egg drop soup but it didnt work very well.. I don't think the water was hot enough.

I like your idea of the cheese and the egg though, and the spinach. YUM! I am definitely going to try this out next time I'm in the mood for soup (which is often :P)

Hope you get well soon :)

Julie said...

Egg drop soup can be difficult to make Ash, you want to get those ribbons of egg just right.

Chris said...

Are you feeling any better? This soup brings back memories! I like escarole in mine.

Julie said...

Thanks Chris, I am feeling much better still coughing a bit but nothing like it was.