The next day I put the leftovers into a batch of minestrone that everyone had seconds of too. So dinner is ready for tonight since I haven't figured out how to make a batch of soup that feeds less than 20.
Here's the minestrone that I kind of followed. Except I had no celery and no parsley. I doubled the garlic and used some V-8 (usually I skip the tomatoes and just use V-8.) I cooked the green beans with the carrots since we like ours overcooked. I added chili powder and a bit of Tabasco. Then I sliced the cabbage, shredded the 3 zucchinis and put them in after the pasta was done so those vegetables only cooked a few minutes, while the table was being set.