This recipe IS NOT the same as the one in Mom's handwriting.
This was ALWAYS the first course at our family holiday gatherings. We'd alternate between our house and Uncle Jimmie's. Mom was the only one who made the soup though.
In later years, Margie became the "soup lady".
We called it soup with little meatballs. Restaurants began serving something called "Italian Wedding Soup".
When we attended a funeral in Midland (I think it was Uncle Nickie's), this was the soup they served. Muggy nicknamed it "Wedding and Funeral Soup".
Great for cold, blustery days!