So this week, I have had the first verse of the poem, Chicken Soup with Rice stuck in my head. When son number one was in kindergarten, he and his class had to memorize it. It goes like this:
In January it's so nice
While slipping on the sliding ice
To sip hot chicken soup with rice
Sipping once, sipping twice
Sipping chicken soup with rice
(Little did I know until I wanted to make sure that I had the words correct for the second verse did I learn that it was written by Carole King and Maurice Sendak for Really Rosie.)
Anyway, the poem was stuck in my head and then we had that quick snow that closed the government offices and schools down early Tuesday and I started thinking how good chicken soup would be. But we had no chicken in the house. So I took stock of what was in the pantry and the fridge and pulled out my favorite cookbooks and pulled up my favorite sites to make and decided to make pasta and fagioli soup (Italian for pasta and beans) that is described as hearty, healthy and tasty—perfect for what I was looking for to warm us up and be able to eat for several lunches the rest of the week!
Here is my recipe that I adapted from Bon Appetite based on what I had available.
Pasta and Fagioli Soup Ingredients
And we enjoyed it with cornbread in front of the fire in our living room.
It was fairly quick and a nice midweek break.
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