|Pasta e Fagioli Soup|
On a blustery autumnal weekend, I slipped into a coffee shop for sustenance. I had this heart-warming Italian soup and decided on the spot that I wanted to try to repeat the recipe at home for my family.
I'm not a fan of clear watery soups, consommés, pureed soups, but give me a hearty stew-like concoction and I'm a happy bunny. Hence this Pasta e Faglioli (pasta and beans) soup does the trick.
Rachel Ray's simple 30 minute no nonsense version was a breeze to make. Highly recommended.
After sweating down the veggies and the pancetta, I threw everything in a crockpot on low for a couple of hours and put my feet up.
This soup came in useful during Hurricane Sandy, when the kids were unexpectedly off school for two days because of the stormy weather.
Paired with a couple of roast chickens we had an unexpected feast.