Today’s supper…  soup.   We like having this type of thing on Saturdays, but since we are usually working on a projects or catching up on errands, we sometimes don’t think about supper until our stomachs start to rumble and then want something quick. This is my quick soup.  My family likes it very much and so do friends.  For all those that have asked me how to it’s made.. here goes.   Not a recipe really.. but more or less how I make it.

Anything Goes Supper Soup…  also refered to as Italian supper soup because of the spaghetti sauce used for the soup…   For quick soup, use store bought sauce and frozen vegetables.  If you are a gardener, use a variety of your fresh, frozen or preserved veggies, anything goes!

If you are gasping because the quick version doesn’t use fresh ingredients.  Read labels, there are some pretty good prepared sauces out there, you can also use your own frozen sauce from when you had too many tomatos all at once in the garden.  *G*  Been there.  I don’t can veggies, but I used to freeze a lot of sauce.  The advantage to using spaghetti sauce or something similar is that you don’t have to add any extra seasonings, chop onions, etc.   Remember, the goal is fast food that is filling and tasty.


– 1 pound or so of sweet Italian Sausage (you can use turkey sausage, meatballs, or other types of meat)

– 1 jar of your favorite  spaghetti sauce,  the size that is less than a quart, whatever that is.

– 1 – 2 ( 16 ounce ) bags of your favorite frozen veggies. raw, cooked, leftover.. whatever. Canned is ok, but I’m not a fan of most store bought canned veggies.  I use fresh or frozen.

– 1 cup or more of Pasta ( something small enough that doesn’t take too long to cook ) I sometimes use rice and often throw in some quinoa.  

 Cut a pound of sweet Italian sausage into bite sized pieces.  Brown, drain off fat.   Add the jar of spaghetti sauce and a jar of water,  let simmer till about 1/2 hour before serving. Add vegetables and pasta and cook over medium heat till pasta is cooked.   

Today, TM (The Man) tossed in peas and carrots, I tossed in corn and beans.  Then in went the elbow macaroni.  TM kept throwing things in and so I added a little more liquid (vegetable stock) and then he decided there wasn’t enough pasta and since we were out of elbow macaroni… he broke up spaghetti and threw it in.  We ended up with a lot of soup!  It was terrific with garlic bread.