There’s a familiar chill in the air. Pumpkin decor is back with a vengeance, and the only thing dropping faster than the temperature is the leaves. That’s right, friends, it’s fall once again. And with fall’s arrival comes many jam-packed weekends of brewery tours, apple picking, leaf peeping, corn maze-ing, pumpkin patch-ing, and so on and so on. It’s all the fall festivities your heart could desire, and all it takes is planning the trip, wrangling the family, keeping track of little ones in a literal orchard… Alright, so maybe this’ll be a bit more work than we thought.
If you’re like us and the logistics of that list made you equally as exhausted as excited, you might just join us in taking a weekend off and enjoy fall a little differently: hunkering down at home, turning up the coziness, and making a truly excellent soup.
So go ahead, get the fireplace going (or at least some candles), slip into some wool socks and put “Our House” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on repeat, it’s time to make some soup!
Pasta e Fagioli
This recipe comes to us from a favorite chef of ours, Carla Lalli Music. The Bon Appétit alum shares this recipe in her cookbook Where Cooking Begins. This dish is a Sunday staple that Carla says you “start around lunchtime” and “look forward to eating that night for dinner.”
The beauty of this soup is it’ll give you a few hours of downtime while it cooks, perfect for making yourself a drink (can we recommend a Ginger Spiced Cider?), enjoying a good book, or maybe dusting off some board games. It's your fall weekend off, there are no wrong answers and the only goal here is relaxing while that glorious soup smell fills your home.