I ate a lot of Campbell's soup when I was a kid. My favorites were chicken noodle, tomato, and alphabet soup, which I ate on a weekly basis. My mother once bought Heinz because it was on sale, and I immediately knew it wasn't Campbell's, as soon as I tasted it. Gradually, I started eating more adventurous fare (at least I thought so at the time), like Knorr and Progresso. But, I still have a soft spot in my heart for alphabet soup. When I was at the grocery store, I saw a package of alphabet pasta and decided to make my own version, modeled after Campbell's. It wasn't hard. Tomato based broth, chopped vegetables, and pasta. And I made sure the broth didn't have mystery floaty things in it, like onions or tomato pulp. I don't object to that now, but hated it when I was a kid. I enjoyed the soup I made, and thought it wasn't nearly as sweet as Campbell's, which makes me wonder if they're putting sugar into theirs.
This is my submission to Presto Pasta Night, which was started by the wonderful Ruth at Once Upon A Feast. Each Friday Ruth has a recap of wonderful pasta recipes from bloggers from all over the world. So, do stop by and check it out.