I had a day free yesterday and decided to cook a few things to save up a little $$ for end of trip splurging food wise. I’d come across an article on Chow about Gabrielle Hamilton’s annual Christmas Eve tradition of making this veg minestrone with grilled cheese sandwiches. Cheap to make, hearty, and plenty of leftovers. Done.
The recipe uses pipe stock (water) with the addition of bouillion cube and lots of olive oil at the end. Luscious and even better the next day. Perhaps, this will be breakfast today.
Here’s the Chow.com video