Right now Good Cook is ramping up for their Good Cook Build Your Kitchen Drawer Giveaway. They sent a bunch of us bloggers five “kitchen essentials” and asked us to make a recipe. They sent us all:
While I can see the use of each one of these items on their own – I seriously started to question if I could make a recipe using three of them – much less two! I finally remembered the delicious Stracciatella Soup I wanted to make and went through the list of the items. They seemed so unrelated, it almost made me wonder if they were messing with me by sending them!
Until we get in our new house in a few weeks – this is my kitchen drawer. That and a crock of utensils hold everything I use to make recipes. It’s a mess, I know – and things get lost in there every day… But that’s where Good Cook’s contest is coming in handy! You can read a bit more about it below, but starting on June 2nd you can enter to win up to 15 items you put in your drawer. The contest will run June 2nd to July 14th, and during that time everything on Good Cook’s website will be 25% off! Besides a chance to win the goodies you put in your drawer with the “add me” button (check out the example below), you can also win instant prizes! How fun is that?
I also got to make my dream door – and will be posting a recipe with that later this week, that’s an even harder challenge than I thought it would be!
Time to get cooking!
- 8 cups water
- 2 Knorr Chicken broth pods
- 4 Egg Whites (large eggs)
- 4 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
- 2 Tbsp Chopped Parsley
- 3 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Basil
- 2 cups lightly Packed Spinach Leaves cut into strips
- salt and pepper to taste
Add your water and broth pods into a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil and mix well.
This is a great place to use the Pot Clip! Not only is it heat safe, but holds any dripping spoon over your pot. This safe you from needing a spoon rest, paper towel etc. It also keeps me from putting it right on the counter I just washed!
In a small bowl separate your egg whites.
Check out the Egg Separator in action! It has a hook on the back so it will fit on smaller bowl edges, but doesn’t quite fit on the big glass ones with the edges. You can let it sit there and slowly separate or you can pick it up and shake it and it will separate the egg and yolk a lot quicker. I do like that it again, keeps it off the counter in between uses – because, honestly there isn’t much grosser than egg slime on the counter!
But wait – what are you going to do with all those egg yolks!? Don’t throw them out – put them in a bowl and save them to make some homemade pudding later. Trust me, you wont be disappointed! It’s on my list for tomorrow :).
Now back to the recipe!
Add in your Parmesan cheese to the same bowl with your egg whites.
Now add in your freshly chopped parsley and basil.
This is a great task for the Flip Measuring Spoon – not only can you scoop in the cheese, but you select whatever size you need from 1 Tbsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tsp and 1/4 tsp. All you do is push the silicone measuring cup to the size you need and use it. It’s easy to use, the bendable cups make it easy to wash – and it eliminates the need for a whole set of measuring spoons!
Once all of your ingredients are in the bowl with the egg whites use a fork to mix them together well. They will start to come together in a light white mixture.
Put your spoon in your bowling broth and mix it clockwise. Once your broth is spinning slowly drizzle your egg mixture in.
Once all of the egg mixture is in the broth, use a fork and reverse the spin. This will break the egg mixture into small strands.
Add in your thinly slice spinach and stir. Allow to cook together a couple of minutes, and season with salt and pepper.
Ladle into bowls and enjoy with warm rolls!
I love this soup, it only takes about 20 minutes to make start to finish. It’s nice and light, as well as aromatic. It’s a great soup for the summer too!
Are you ready to build your dream kitchen drawer? Starting on June 2nd you can choose your favorite tools and enter for your chance to win them all! Look for the Add Me button under your favorite items!
Need recipe ideas? Check out what the other Good Cook Bloggers cooked up!