It’s a cold and rainy start to Labor Day weekend here.  Not only is the weather grey so am I.  Somehow I’ve come down with a bug, not sure if’ it’s the flu or just a nasty cold but either way I’m pretty miserable.  This soup really is perfect for this kind of day.  I think if you go back in my posts a few years you would find me complaining that MarocBaba doesn’t appreciate soup – well the times they are a changing.  Lately every soup that I have made he has eagerly tried and liked!  Both M and K also like soup so I am looking forward to the fall and winter months and trying lots of new recipes.  Finally everyone shares my soup love!

This is a very simple soup that could be made 50 different ways.  We liked this combination.


  • 2 quarts of chicken stock
  • 1 cup of dry instant couscous
  • 1/2 cup vermicelli noodles
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (or more if you’d like)
  • veal, turkey or chicken meatballs (as many or few as you like)
Heat up the stock and add the meatballs so that they cook before adding the couscous.  Once the meatballs are cooked (about 8 minutes) add the couscous, vermicelli noodles and peas.  Allow to cook for about 5 more minutes while stirring.  Remove from heat and eat hot.