What a winter we have had this year. We've had no snow to speak of, and the temps have been up and down and up and down. We haven't had the chance to acclimate. Last week it was in the mid 70's and now we are sitting at 10 degrees. This is the coldest weather of the season which steers me into soup/stew mode. Yesterday, I made a big pot of pasta fagioli, my daughter's favorite. Some of these pics are old because, as usual, I forgot to take pics of some of the steps.
It has a wonderful texture and is very moist. A good dipping bread.
I always add cheese rinds to my pasta fagioli and this time, instead of throwing them out at the end, I cut them in small pieces and added them back in for more flavor. My days of throwing them out are over. They are tasty and a bit chewy and a great addition.
|You can also use all kinds of different pastas. Yesterday, I used mini wagon wheels.|