Today got away from me. Two hours sleep last night thanks to Second Born. Work this morning and the week’s rush of tasks leading up to First Born’s birthday and party left me rather behind time today. Melbourne did one of her classic twists too and turned wet and chilly this afternoon after a steamy 33 degrees yesterday.

10 Minute Meatball Soup
serves 2
1 tin tomatoes
Handful of torn basil leaves
3 or 4 good quality sausages (real sausages made with meat, not that unidentifiable muck)
handful of broccoli florets
1 or 2 eggs (optional)
Crusty bread and butter to serve

Place tomato and basil in saucepan. Add about 1/4 – 1/2 cup water. Whilst heating, squeeze chunks of sausage out of the casing so it forms meatballs. Squeeze them straight into the saucepan. After about 5 minutes, if you’re really hungry, crack the egg or eggs in to poach as well. After about 8 minutes, throw the broccoli in. By 10 minutes, the meat should be cooked through. Serve in soup bowls with bread and butter on the side.

You could also use more egg and less sausage if you want to keep the cost down. Decent sausages are expensive. Worth it though.