Spinach and White Bean Soup

Snow came to Pittsburgh. Low temps. There was even more snow in Ohio so I stayed in Pittsburgh.  Driving didn’t make sense.  Fortunately, the new oven and stove were motivational.  I baked oatmeal cookies and made this soup, and Sunday made Aunt Rhea’s BBQ recipe, and baked a 6 layer cake. It ‘s sitting on a cake stand in the dining room waiting for me to photograph it. Tomorrow. No specific recipe just the regular start of simply sautéed onion, garlic and carrots and celery. Added water and salt and pepper.  Let it simmer on the stove.  I used the immersion blender just a bit to thicken the broth but left chunks of carrots so it wasn’t purée.  (Easy to overdo with that device).  Then I added a can of drained cannellini beans and some baby spinach to finish the soup. I am sure there are fancier recipes or more detailed but I knew I wanted a non-tomato one  and what ingredients I had on hand so just  made it. Our neighbor had given a gift at Christmas – a cylinder of delicious Manchego cheese and I warmed some Pane Italiano from Breadworks Bakery.  No school Monday so I look forward to reheating the soup for lunch!

A bowl of hot soup on a winter's evening is comfort food to me.

19 thoughts on “Spinach and White Bean Soup

  1. Fancier recipes? When i want fancy, I’ll check the Michelin Guide. When there’s a WInter storm outside my door, give me a hearty bowl of soup just like the one you made here. It looks delicious! And I cannot wait to see that 6 layer cake. Oh, baby!

  2. Moms vegetable beef soup. It always turns out so thick and delicious. You can eat it with a fork. I would share the recipe but she doesn’t measure anything.

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