Pastini is a soup that Ryan's family makes.  A super-easy, almost all pantry soup, that is wonderful.  I made it last week when it was cold and it was perfect.  Feel free to make it on Friday's during lent and omit the chicken and substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

4 cups chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
1 cup water
1 cup orzo

  1. Place all ingredients except orzo in medium saucepan.  Season with salt pepper.
  2. Bring to boil and add orzo.
  3. Lower heat and simmer until orzo is tender.
  4. Serve with additional pepper, if desired.