I just felt like making soup this weekend. Minestrone is my favorite, so why not make it for my boy?
1 Leek, washed and chopped
1 Clove of Garlic, optional
2 carrots, peeled, washed, chopped
2 stalks of celery, washed, chopped
2 potatoes, peeled, washed, chopped
1 cup of chicken stock
2 tbsp. orzo pasta
½ cup of frozen peas.
1 tbsp. parmesan cheese.
Add enough oil to bottom of soup pot just to coat the bottom. Add the chopped leeks and 1 garlic cloves, mashed, if you choose to use it. Let that cook until the leeks get soft, about 5 minutes.
Add the carrots and celery. Cook until soft, about another 5 minutes.
Add the potatoes and the stock, cook until the potatoes get soft, about 10 minutes.
Add the orzo, cook for another 5 minutes. Lastly, add the peas, and cook for another 5 minutes.
All in all this will take you 30 minutes to make! If your baby is big, or a toddler, just put this in a bowl, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and call it a day. Although, if you are making this for a toddler, make sure that everything is small pieces for them to safely swallow. If your baby is younger, or still has texture issues, put into a food processor (this is a good recipe to help babies get used to chunkier textures, while still being smooth). If you put it in a blender it will puree smooth. So this is great for all ages.
While this was cooking my husband was sleeping, the aroma woke him up and he said “mmm what’s cooking? Can I have some?” If you add some beans for protein this will also be a great soup for company.