I started a minestrone just now. Minestrone is a great soup to have up your sleeve at any time of the year. It's a hearty vegetable soup with beans and tiny pasta that makes a meal with good bread or a salad. In the fall, you can add chunks of butternut squash to the soup. In the spring, you can add peas and/or asparagus. Of course, if you need some bacon (and who doesn't), you can start the soup by sauteing some pancetta or diced bacon before you add your vegetables.
G starts a new job this week so I thought the soup would be good to have hanging out in the fridge as a grab 'n' go item.
Ready to eat! Beans and tiny pasta added, topped with parmesan cheese, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil.