Oh my goodness. we had a wonderful soup tonight. Here it is in it's home-made glory:
I had eaten most of the broth when I remembered to take a picture, and that was my second helping!
Here is where I found the recipe, it was on the front cover of Food Network magazine this month. This link will take you directly to the recipe on their website.
Here is how I customized it for us:
I did use orzo... I highly recommend it... I could have used almost any small macaroni but the orzo was just perfect.
Instead of a panini maker I cut up about five pieces of white bread (any bread will do) and fried it in the skillet for a minute with some melted butter. Then I put it in the oven on warm after shaving some Gruyere cheese over it. YUMMMMMM. It only took a few minutes for the cheese to get melty, and then I served us up each a bowl, and we enjoyed the cheesy goodness on top of the good soup.
Very good, and perfect for a chilly afternoon, after a chilly weekend.
(and don't forget to see my earlier post today for a wonderful piece of reading from a new blog commentator)