Monday, August 01, 2005

Simple Dinner

We had a big day yesterday (more in a while) and sometimes after a big day, we want to eat something really simple and watch cartoons. Last night, that meant a little bread, a great olive oil, and some white bean soup.


Here's the oil. I was almost out of olive oil, so I went to Kroger to see if they had anything interesting. I had not seen Newman's Own oil before, so I decided to give it a try because:

a. it was on sale for $6; and
b. it is both organic and from Tunisia, and that's an irresistably exotic combination.

It's not bad! It is extremely light in flavor. Not tasteless, but very sublte though. It went well with the herb bread I bought because they weren't fighting with each other, but usually I like my olive oil to have a little more punch. This will be great for cooking though.


We also made this White Bean Soup from Alessi. We found this a few weeks ago (available in four varieties) and it is really a convenience when you want something fast, cheap (under $3) and extremely tasty. I like to simmer it for a long time (about 1/2 hour, double the directions) until it thickens up.

5 comments :

Judy said...

What I like about Newman's Own is that all profits from their products are given to charities around the world - domestic, international, child-centered, Third World, everything.

An interesting concept behind the company - have you visited their website?

www.newmansown.com

Laura said...

Any idea where one might find this soup? I've looked at WalMart and the health food stores here. We have a really limited choice of stores..WalMar or City Market (think Kroger).

Kendra Lynn said...

That soup sounds excellent. We are major soup people, ourselves. Merry and kelsey prefer broccoli soup to anything else. What varieties do they have?

Kendra Lynn said...

That soup sounds excellent. We are major soup people, ourselves. Merry and kelsey prefer broccoli soup to anything else. What varieties do they have?

Jonathan said...

So far I have only seen it at Kroger. They have white bean, pasta fazool, lentil, and grean pea. I have not tried lentil yet but the other three are good, white bean is my favorite.