i got everything in it through angel food ministries, basics i had on hand, food left from former roommates or friends when they've gone overseas, or from a sam's club $5 rotisserie chicken(which i keep bags of chicken and homemade stock in my freezer). It was super hearty and delicious.
1 bag frozen Edamame steamers (left by friends going overseas)
1/2 Small Bag of Soup Bean Mix (Angel Food)
2 small white onions (Angel Food)
1/2 of a red onion
3-4 cups of Shredded Chicken (Sam's Rotisserie)
5 cups of Chicken Broth (homemade from Sam's Rotisserie)
2 white potatoes
2 red potatoes
1 bag of frozen mixed veggies (corn, green beans, etc) (Angel Food)
1/2 bag whole wheat noodles (left by a former roommate)
Spices (Salt, Pepper, Basil, Bay leaves and Savory)
1/2 bag Spinach
I steamed and shelled the Edamame. I soaked the Bean Mix. The next day I sauteed the onions and garlic while boiling the cut up potatoes in water. I cooked the Bean mix. I defrosted the frozen chicken, broth, and veggies and then threw them all in with the cooked beans and added spices. I added the Edamame to cook and then the potatoes when they were almost done. I put in the noodles towards the last 10 minutes of cooking. The last thing I threw in was several large handfuls of spinach.
one of my friends commented that she felt like she had thanksgiving dinner in a soup when she had it for lunch yesterday. what a compliment! i just really was wanting to use the edamame in something! but i am pretty pleased with this yummy soup/stew. i think the recipe is a keeper. and binkley girls, look close in the background. do you recognize the napkin?? thanks to kelsey and travis's wedding, i've made the switch to using only cloth napkins! i love it!