Can You Spell…Y.U.M.M.Y.?

Last month, I decided to order this vegetable alphabet pasta from Azure Standard.  It was on sale and looked like something fun for lunch.  I decided to do a product review of it for you!

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Not only is this pasta fun…it is also healthy and yummy!  (Hear the enthusiasm.  See the raised eyebrows and cheesy grin.)  They are not expensive (when you’re talking about organic vegetable pasta that is)…and they were VERY easy to make.  We got TWO meals out of this little box of Vegetable Alphabets.  I NEVER get two meals out of one box of pasta. 

Here’s how we enjoyed this Vegetable Alphabet Pasta:

Alphabet Soup

1 pound beef soup bones
1 small onion
3 carrots
10 cups water
sea salt
1 box vegetable alphabet pasta 

Boil beef soup bones, onions and carrots and water all morning (at least three hours) in a pot to make broth.  Remove bones from broth.  Pour in the pasta and sprinkled in quite a bit of sea salt.   Boil the pasta in the broth for about 10 minutes, then lunch is served!

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The kids loved it!  Here’s one meal I actually allowed them to play with their food.  If you look real close at the picture below, you’ll see that Asa stuck his name on the edge of the bowl. 

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The best part of this meal?   I decided to surprise the kids with my homemade pretzels made into letters too!!  It was one word filled lunch!

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You’ve gotta love a personalized pretzel.

Elias was trying out my camera while I made the pretzels.  So here we have the Headless Homemaker…

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We filled up on the Alphabet Soup at lunch…then I used the leftovers to make this Alphabet Casserole:

Alphabet Casserole

3 cups alphabet pasta cooked in beef broth (most of the broth should be absorbed in the pasta)
1 pound ground beef, browned with onion
1 cup sour cream
sea salt to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Stir together the pasta, meat and sour cream.  Salt generously. Spread into a casserole dish.  Sprinkle cheese on top.  Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly.

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Both the soup and the casserole were very yummy!    (Um, if I do say so myself.)

And, I’m not totally sure about this…but I think we were all just a little smarter after we ate these meals.  At least our vocabulary was enhanced.  

Really. (Absolutely.) (Without a Doubt.) (Enormously.)

;)

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Comments

  1. says

    Sounds great. I’ll have to look for it, I order from Azure next week. What a great way to use up the left overs too! You are very creative.

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  2. Carolyn says

    Hi – I just found your website today and was so excited to see you eat just about the way we do. We even recently started drinking raw milk. I am excited to check out your recipes soon. Also, what first caught my eye is that we also have a son named Elias and we homeschool too!

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  3. says

    OH, I am so happy you posted this… I bought a box of these noodles a few weeks ago and still haven’t decided how to use them… I think I will do the cheese meal first!!!!
    YUMM!

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  4. says

    Where do I get beef bones? I’ve never heard of this…. Please email me, this looks delicious! Also, can I substitute anything for the bones?

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  5. Rebecca says

    I just started reading your blog and have loved it! I also just happened to buy this box of pasta yesterday and to my surprise here you are talking about it! Can’t wait to make some soup to warm up with!

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  6. says

    Making this right now….But I didn’t have the veggie noodles. I have plain alphabet noodles. I Love your recipes! They are food we actually have the ingredients for!

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