I never heard of Wedding Soup until I moved to Ohio. When I first heard of it I thought what a crazy name for a soup and how in the world did it get named Wedding Soup? I did some “googling” and came up this:
- “Italian wedding soup got its name from the Italian phrase si sposono bene, meaning that two things are well married. The marriage of the greens and meat in clear broth is such a delightful combination that it was widely described as si sposono bene, hence the English name “Italian wedding soup.”
Marriage got me thinking about my parent’s marriage and how they are “well married” for each other. My parents have been married for over 60 years – what a wonderful tribute to the “institution” of marriage they are. They have loved each other through the years truly embracing the old vows of to have and to hold through sickness and in health, for better or worse, richer or poorer … In my early years of growing up I have happy memories of them teasing each other and laughing – there was always laughter in our home and if they ever disagreed we never knew it. They treated each other with kindness, respect, thoughtfulness and love – everything a marriage should be. And now in their later years they have seen each other through it all and their love remains, strong and grounded. A marriage such as theirs is something to cherish and is the true meaning of two people who are si sposono bene “well married”.
Wedding Soup is love at first sip and this is one soup not to pass up. Enjoy!
- 8 cups homemade chicken broth
- 3/4 pound ground beef
- 3/4 pound ground pork
- 2 – 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 cups grated Parmesan, plus 1 cup
- 2 medium heads escarole, cleaned and chopped
I just love soups. This looks wonderful!
Thank you 🙂
Thank you for sharing the recipe and the tribute to your parents lovely marriage.
My pleasure Karen 🙂
this looks great!!!
Thank you so much!
Love the soup! I just made meatball for lunch today, my BF and both like meatball:P thanks for sharing this!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m so glad you liked it!
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Hi! Your Italian wedding soup was nominated as one of the “Best Italian Wedding Soup Recipes on the Net”. To vote for it, please visit http://easyitalianrecipes.org/soup-recipes/best-italian-wedding-soup-recipes-on-the-net-vote-for-your-favorite/ (your recipe is positioned at #202).