Loi Palmer, February 2008 MMCW website
3 slices bacon, 1 medium chopped onion, 1 clove minced garlic, 4 medium zucchini cut into 1/2 inch slices, 1 can beef consomme’, 2 1/2 cups water, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 tablespoons fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon fresh basil leaves, 1 teaspoon pepper, grated Parmesan cheese.
Cut bacon in small pieces; brown in large skillet. Set bacon aside. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings. Stir onion and garlic in drippings and cook until onion is tender. Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Bring to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, until zucchini is tender, about 20 minutes. Pour soup into blender, about 2 cups at a time. Cover, blend on low speed until liquefied, then high until smooth.
Serve hot or cold with Parmesan cheese and bacon on top.
About Loi Palmer
Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.