Italian Vegetable Soup
(served at Holiday Fare Wine Trail)
3 tbsp Olive oil
2 sm onions
2 stalks of celery
4 sm carrots
2 lrg potatoes
2 cloves garlic
4 oz green beans
4 oz frozen peas
56 oz vegetable stock
2 cups fresh mushrooms
I/3 cup Parmesean cheese
Place olive oil in sauté pan and sauté the carrots (sliced), onions (diced), celery (chopped), potatoes (diced) and garlic (chopped) until slightly tender.
Add the stock and bring to a slow boil ….. reduce the heat to simmer …. Add the cut green beans, fresh mushrooms and peas.
Let simmer until carrots and potatoes are cooked through and all flavors have had time to marry together. Season with a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
Take some day old crusty bread and place in a soup bowl ( some like to remove the crust. I prefer to leave it on ) ladle on the soup mixture add a few drops of olive oil to the soup. Sprinkle with shredded parmesean cheese and enjoy. Serve with a dry to off dry white wine, such as a Missouri Vidal or a Sauvignon Blanc. Cheers!
This recipe can also be used with chicken stock for those that want a bit more body to their soup.
These next three recipes were served during the Say Cheese Wine Trail.
1 lb of white American cheese
1 10oz can of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chili’s
1 cup milk
Chopped green onions chopped to taste
Fresh or jarred Banana peppers … chopped
In a sauce pan add the milk and Rotel tomatoes and bring to a near boil
In a glass bowl … melt the cheese slowly until creamy in consistency on low heat in a microwave
Add the milk, Rotel and melted cheese together and heat over medium heat combining all the ingredients until fully incorporated.
Queso is now ready to serve with your favorite chips or other foods.
APW Homemade Tortilla chips
8 in corn or flour tortilla
Brush both sides with olive oil
Season with a mixture of garlic, herbs and mild Cajun seasoning
Cut into triangles and bake for approx. 5 -7 minutes at 350* or until the edges start to get crispy.
Remove from the oven and enjoy fresh, hot and homade tortilla chips with your Queso.
Serve the above with the Adam Puchta Puchta-rita.
3 bottles of Adam Puchta Vignoles
1 liter of Master Mixes Margarita Mix (contains no alcohol)
3 oz of Gran Marnier
Mix ingredients in a large serving vessel with ice and you have a wine margarita or a “Puchta-rita”