Cabbage is abundant now and for certain recipes freezing it will give you options all winter long. Check out this website of cabbage recipes for great cabbage soup ideas http://www.cheriestihler.com/recipes/soups.html. I usually chop the cabbage, then freeze in bags. You can grab out what you need in a pinch.
Tonight we are having this Minute Minestrone recipe from the website above. I make modifications to what veggies and beans I have on hand.
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 carrot, grated
2 small zucchini, diced
2 cups cabbage, shredded
2 cups chicken broth
1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
1 15-oz. can cannelloni beans, drained
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan.
Saute garlic, onion, carrot and zucchini until tender.
Add cabbage and continue cooking until cabbage is tender.
Add remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes.