Spring Thyme Green Minestrone Soup. When I looked into the eyes of my beautiful new fridge I saw shelves and drawers overflowing with ingredients that begged for a chance to play nicely together. The result of nonstop cooking for a week straight. Have you seen our March Meatball Madness posts??! When I studied the contents it became blatantly obvious that my fridge and my well-being needed a big pot of soup!
Italian Bean Soup with Mini-Meatballs. I intentionally did not call this a recipe for Pasta e fagioli, although it was clearly my inspiration. Pasta e fagioli is traditionally a meatless dish, comprised of pasta and beans in a tomato base. When I did my standard recipe research I had a hard time avoiding the bazillion copycat recipes for Olive Garden’s Pasta e fagioli. We may be the only family I know who has not had a bowl of Olive Garden’s Pasta e fagioli. I’m sure it’s delicious but I chose not to compete with the masses.