Another day, another soup. It was flipping freezing today. My method for staying warm since I couldn’t wear Uggs and PJs all day was layering tights under my work pants, and then wearing knee high boots with it (over tights, under pants). It was pretty effective. But I still felt cold all day. This soup finally helped warm me up. 🙂
White Bean & Fennel Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 yellow onions, chopped
2 fennel bulbs, halved and sliced
10 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1-2 cups dry white wine (I used 1.5 because I only had a $15 bottle on hand and wanted to save some for drinking. ha! I typically keep TJ’s two buck chuck on hand for cooking.)
2 (15) oz cans white beans
2 heaping teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Heat oil in a large pot and sauté onions and fennel until tender.
2. Add broth, wine, beans, thyme, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. Serve, topped with fennel fronds if desired.
4. Eat the leftovers for lunch for days. 🙂
I hope everyone was safe and warm today. John’s neighbor’s pipes burst from the cold and their house completely flooded. Ugh, awful. I feel so sorry for him.
How do you feel about black licorice? Love or hate? I feel like people have really strong feelings about black licorice – no in-betweens! I love it! I’m curious if people who don’t like black licorice like fennel soup? 🙂