To make the soup ahead, omit the pasta and refrigerate or freeze the soup. As the soup reheats over medium heat, cook pasta separately according to package directions, then stir it in shortly before serving. Use leaves from celery stalks as a garnish.
Tri-colored bell peppers are the star of this colorful vegetable skewer recipe. The pepper's sweet, delicious flavor will soak into the zucchini, as the garlic-infused olive oil scents the earthy mushrooms. Vegetable skewers are a welcomed addition to any barbecue or cookout, and a great way to use fresh seasonal vegetables.