It was hard to wake up this morning, I am totally emotionally drained. After a bit of a lounge on the couch I motivated myself to get up and go out and wander to the grocery store to stock up for the week (poor david has to buy his lunch today cause there was NOTHING in the fridge...other than half a red cabbage and a leek)...
As I was out I was trying to think of something to make for lunch that would be comforting and something special...something that I might normally make during the weekend to share...something that might take a little bit of time but that would provide some much needed healing.
I settled on pasta e ceci...similar to pasta e fagoli...a wonderful rich, tender and filling Italian pasta and bean thick soup. I say it is a thick soup because the consistency is really up to you, I like it pretty thick, more like a pasta dish than a soup, but a friend of mine's father from southern Italy used to make it for me as a soup.
The perfect remedy for my head, heart and body after a very emotional weekend. I used Jamie Oliver's Pasta e Ceci recipe from his book Jamie's Italy. To be honest, I haven't tried many recipes in this cookbook, but true to Jamie-form it was simple and delicious.