Mama's Mexican Minestrone
Linda Morten turned this delicious soup into a teaching tool by adding stories about Mexico and Italy to the menu when ladling bowls for her children. Her kids found it hard to resist trying something new when other children and exciting places were part of the tale. We made the soup with fideos pasta found in the ethnic aisle of the supermarket. If your store doesn't have fideos, try vermicelli or angel hair pasta.