Tuesday, September 18, 2012
My Simple Tuscan Bean Soup~
What a mess..They are large arrangements that sit on armoires..or the baker's rack or the fireplace..
Faded glories..replaced by a renewal of colors and shape~
Feels good after I pick up all the crumbling debris that fall all over the place dragging them out:)
This soup was as easy as 1-2-3~
I used my small red Staub pot..I don't like freezing leftover soups..they always have a certain je ne sais quoi mush about them:)
Sautéed some chopped onions..garlic..~then chopped carrots and celery~sweet potatoes and baby potatoes.. kale..added 3 cups of chicken broth and a rind or 2 of Parmigiano cheese.. some seasonings..simmered until fork tender then added 1 can of very well rinsed and drained cannellini beans..Simmered some more..
Before serving I toasted some home made French bread.. rubbed w/ a garlic clove..drizzled with EVOO..
Placed in the simmering soup bowl and topped with fresh parmigiano..
I know..I should have used dried beans..I had a can:)also I should have removed the Kale stems..:) I did in all the Kale I blanched and ice bathed to freeze afterwards..A nice shot of brilliant green for our freezer..for future last minute Tuscan Bean Soups..
Brings me back to a GREAT place in time~
Did I mention I loved Italy...?