When fall finally shows its face and brings football with it, we start our Sunday soup tradition. At some point, around early afternoon, I make a pot of soup and then let it simmer all afternoon. We just make our way there whenever we feel like it and enjoy a hot bowl in front of the TV.
This week was one of the best soups I have ever eaten. It was modeled after this recipe from The Saturday Evening Pot, but when it comes to soup recipes, I don't usually come all that close to the original.
Here are the changes that I made:
I did it on top of the stove instead of in the crock pot.
I used lovely speckled beans instead of white.
I used fresh-from-the-garden yellow tomatoes instead of canned red.
I added fresh sage, dried chillies and quite possibly a caterpillar or two that were clinging to the kale from our garden. I can't be sure and I don't necessarily recommend you doing this, though I suppose it will bump up the protein in your serving.
The next day I went out and bought more sausage to make sure that I had it on hand for the next time the mood strikes for this soup. It was seriously good. Happy footballing.