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This week's Featured Food Friday player is...

Ms. Dominique, with her blog post: Dim Sum on a Friday, on her blog: Dominique's Desk

My family and I love eating dim sum whenever we get the chance! I just love the different varieties that are available! I think I should try making them...though it is a bit daunting for me. lol Let's see. In the meantime, do click on the picture above and see the other goodies that Ms. Dominique and her family had that day!
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The previous days (and nights) have been colder than usual (and we're loving it!), so I knew I just had to make this: Cheesy Macaroni Soup (with Squash Blossoms).


Ingredients:

  • macaroni (around three handfuls)
  • squash blossoms (around 7 blossoms, sliced thinly, with the stalks removed)
  • cheese (i used what was available: pizza plus pack {mozzarella, cheddar, and parmesan} and additional cheddar (block) and some more parmesan)
  • salt, pepper, ground nutmeg (just a dash)
  • diced bell pepper
  • milk (one cup evaporated milk) - you can use cream if that's what you have
  • tofu (prepared with tofu, salt and pepper, then fried), and spring onion - both optional



Procedure:

  • Place water on pot, then once it's boiling dump in the macaroni. After about 5-8 minutes add in the sliced squash blossoms and diced bell pepper. Stir.
  • Wait for around three minutes then add the milk, and cheese (as much as you want! lol). Let simmer for 4 minutes, then add salt, pepper, and ground nutmeg.
  • Keep stirring every now and then, until you're satisfied with the taste and consistency.
  • Once satisfied, remove from heat.
  • Best served hot, with the sliced fried tofu, spring onion, and additional parmesan cheese on top.



I actually made this late one night, at home, while the family and I were watching a movie: Brave (2012 film picture by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures...or so that's what I read.). The hot soup and the awesome animation was a perfect combination! :P

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9 shared thoughts:

Oggi at: Fri Jan 18, 08:49:00 AM GMT+8 said...

That's a great looking healthy soup. I love the blossoms and tofu fries.

Dominique Goh at: Fri Jan 18, 10:31:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Thanks for the feature. Love the cheese macaroni that you made.

Hazel at: Fri Jan 18, 12:34:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Squash blossom would be my attraction in your soup. But the whole thing is delicious I'm sure.

Luna Miranda at: Fri Jan 18, 02:10:00 PM GMT+8 said...

i really like how you've incorporated vegetables in this soup. i should try this sometimes para makakain ng gulay na di ko mahalata ang texture.:p

Jenn at: Fri Jan 18, 05:03:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I love how you come up with interesting recipes! I know mozzarella and parmesan can be expensive, so if I try this, I might just go with cheddar. :)

maiylah at: Fri Jan 18, 11:31:00 PM GMT+8 said...

@Ms. Oggi: us, too!

@Dominique: you're welcome, and thanks! your food post had me drooling!

@Hazel: oh yes, we loved it! first time i tried those blossoms cooked that way and am glad it turned out great. :)

@LM: you can also put them in the blender. that way, you won't be able to feel the veggies at all. :)

@Jenn: awww, thanks so much! loved your Aunt's labong recipe...must try it soon!

appreciate so much your playing again this week, everyone! have a great weekend!

Kriska Marie at: Tue Jan 22, 12:49:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Oh this macaroni soup recipe with cheese and squash blossoms is new to me! Looks so delicious! I'd definitely love to try this one. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

maiylah at: Tue Jan 22, 01:24:00 PM GMT+8 said...

@Kriska Marie: thanks, sis! try it :)

Tetcha Figuerres at: Mon Jan 28, 06:03:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Haven't had squash blossoms before, can't even buy them because they're not available in the supermarket nearest our place, but I would surely love to try them in our macaroni soup using your recipe.

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