Grace Parisi's Fast Italian Recipes
These dishes include familiar staples like chicken scarpariello and Tuscan-kale-and-squash minestra.
Grace Parisi's kids love a particular brand of canned soup filled with chicken meatballs and soggy pasta, but she prefers real minestra maritata (Italian wedding soup). She makes tiny pork meatballs and simmers them with orzo, chickpeas, spinach and parmesan. She occasionally substitutes green beans for the spinach, depending on who is at the table.