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.