Thursday, September 30, 2010

Autumn Meal

This afternoon San Diego's uncharacteristically humid weather culminated in thunder-and-lightning storms.

Thunder and lightning! Very very frightening!

Particularly in San Diego, where even water falling from the sky constitutes a weather emergency.

I pretended that the rain did, in fact, cut the humidity, that it both looked AND felt like fall outside, and made an autumn soup of sorts:

Squash Ravioli in Broth with Spinach and Cannelini

32oz. chicken broth (I used the low-sodium variety)
2 C. water
A 16 oz. box of mini squash ravioli
1 T olive oil
1 small onion, halved and sliced in narrow wedges
1 can cannelini (white) beans, rinsed
Bunch of fresh spinach, roughly chopped
Fresh chopped basil (or basil leaves)
Fresh parmesan cheese

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in pot (you will use this pot to boil the ravioli, so medium-to-large size is best) till onion is translucent.
Add broth and water; gently boil as directed.
Lower heat.
Add spinach, beans, and basil and simmer.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, and serve!

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