Thursday, December 13, 2012

Garden Vegetable Soup With Pesto For Fa La La La La Days !

This is the season to be merry and sing Christmas carols, fa la la la la, la la la la. This is the season to sing jingle bells, fa la la la la, la la la la. This is the season to be naughty or nice, fa la la la la, la la la la. This is the season to go gifting, fa la la la la, la la la la. This is the season to bake cakes & cookies, fa la la la la, la la la la. This is the season to make frosty the snowman, fa la la la la, la la la la...

December 1, 2012. He woke up with a merry twinkle in the eyes, and sparkle on his face. My  pixie elf at home is hopping around in a jolly mood. Like most children through this age, he looks curiously to his Advent Calender for his very first surprise. Hey, it is book on A Christmas Tradition- The Elf on the shelf ! With wondering eyes, he simply loved to flip the book while munching gingerbread cookie with his sweet hot chocolate milk. The customary big stocking is hung carefully and is getting fatter day by day with goodies and candies. The dazzle of the holiday decorations makes it the most beautiful time of the year. The house is decorated with scented candles, pine wreaths, red bows and glowing lights. The Christmas trees around are simply looking gorgeous.  For my Lil Lego fan, we made a Lego and sesame themed tree, decorated with silver lights and frills. And we all happily wait for St Nicholas with a nose like a cherry to come on his miniature sleigh, full of toys and eight tiny reindeer to bless us all and make us glitter with joy and glee !!!!!!!

It seems like having the perfect wintry days. There is nothing like snuggling in a warm cozy blanket, day dreaming about sugarplum fairies and watch the very merry Christmas shows of the Disney. There is a knock on the door... Who could it be ??? An early bell by Santa :))

I walk towards the door to see my hubby dear with a bowl of soup and warm bread from Panera Bread. Yes, it is a wonderful bowl of my favorite soup, Sizzling Hot Garden Vegetable Soup with Pesto !!!!

The soup has to take a Pitt stop on the table for camera, lights and action.....!!!!!!

And here we go with  one of the best kinds of vegetable soups. Yummmm....!
It is so enticing, satisfying and fulfilling. The addition of fresh pesto made it all the more nutritious plus flavourful... !!!

Ah, Love the earthy color and flavor of freshly tossed veggies and pasta swirling and whirling around. Dunk the bread into the soup and I knew it is a moment to be merry.... !!!!

Cheers to the classic cooking technique adopted by the team of head chef Dan Nish in blending all the secret ingredients so well in a single serving bowl. And I wish for another one and another one... !

The soup was made with diced tomatoes, sliced zucchini, yellow beans, fresh Swiss chard, cauliflowers, bell peppers, and pearled barley in tomato broth. Perfect bowl of soup made in just the right way with right bunch of ingredients !!!!

There is an awesome collection of soups - classic french onion and broccoli cheddar by Panera bakery cafe' to keep you cozy and merry in the winters.  Check it out by clicking here and hear some amazing Soup Stories. My favorite is The Amazing Soup Scrambler. It is in fact amazing...!

Thanks for stopping by ! 
Wish my each and every reader a very merry fa la la la, la la la la days and happy holidays !!!!!!

Cheers, Sonia!

Disclosure: This post is a part of DailyBuzz program . I was reimbursed by DailyBuzz towards my expenses incurred in preparing this post.

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  1. Good morning Sonja! How nice to meet you as I see you came for a visit last night! Thank you for leaving a comment and your soups look fabulous! This is the time for it! I am going to be making a cabbage and white bean soup soon to keep warm in our midwest winter celebration!


  2. i think perfect in winter season
    thnks for vsiting and encouraging comment . u have wonderful space. happy to follow u

  3. Thanks Guys for all the words of appreciation ! I am so glad to know that you are liking the warm soup. Happy holidays once again !
    Cheers, sonia

  4. yummy soup perfect way to keep warm :)

  5. healthy refreshing soup..1st time here,,really happy to visit u..beautiful blog vth tasty recipes n cool cliks...
    BTW Iam back to blogging..plz visit my space n if gets sum time check out my new FB page dear.Thanks in advance..

  6. A delicious soup! Comforting and healthy.



  7. i love the array of vegetables in this soup! It looks hearty comforting and just so flavorful

  8. Thankyou so much ladies ! Your words are so precious to me. cheers, sonia

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  10. Merry Christmas Sonia!!! Tummy warming soup is perfect for this time of year. Thank you so much for sharing...

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