My kids are pretty good sports about eating all the new recipes I'm constantly presenting to them, but it isn't every night they are begging for "seconds" and even "thirds". I guess that's what I get for being a somewhat adventurous cook :)
Last night I made this hearty recipe and they couldn't get enough...and as an added bonus, Mommy enjoyed it too. The fresh, simple, well-chosen ingredients make it a meal sophisticated enough for adults, especially with the addition of a good artisan sourdough bread and a green salad (skip the cheese toasts). The only change I made to the soup recipe was to pre-cook my bacon in the microwave. This made it so I didn't have bacon drippings to saute with the vegetables so I substituted olive oil instead. You can also make this recipe ahead and reheat before serving, making it ideal for a cold, winter night.