Italian Wedding Soup

Our version of fast food is different from most.  Here's one of our quickie meals.  A couple packages of frozen veggies, noodles that were frozen (I tend to cook double what I need at other times and freeze the remains), some broth (that I also pre-make and freeze) and my pre-made Italian salad dressing mix (it's a homemade dry mix that can be used to whip up some salad dressing or used to flavor soup like this).  All that's needed to do is thaw, heat up and combine. I must say it's yummy!   If there's time, you can always sautee some onions to add.  Or some veggie or chicken sausage to make the carnivore husband happy.  The little one eats it up as quick as quick can be!

Jackie's Quick Italian Wedding Soup

1 onion, chopped
1 package of veg or chicken sausage sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced.
8 cups or so of broth
1 frozen package mixed veggies
1 frozen box spinach
1/2 box elbow noodles, cooked
2-3 T of Italian Seasoning Mix (Recipe Below)
Salt/Pepper to taste

Thaw frozen veggies.  Sautee onion,sausage and garlic.  Add broth, veggies and spinach.  Heat until warm.  Add noodles.  Season.  Done.

Italian Seasoning Mix 
 (I got this recipe somewhere...but I don't remember where. It uses all dried ingredients.)

1 T garlic salt
1 T onion powder
1 T sugar
2 T oregano
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
1 T basil
1 T parsley
2 T salt

Mix all ingredients and store in a handy place. 

For this soup recipe, use as is, 2-3 T. 

If you want to make salad dressing, combine and shake the following ingredients:
1/4 cup vinegar
2/3 cup canola oil
2 T water
2 T of the Italian Seasoning Mix

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