Rainy Day Saturday Soup - Aka Veggie Soup
Carrots (2- 3 cut in discs)
Celery (one stalk)
Asparagus (as many as you like)
Garlic Cloves (1- 2 or to taste)
Tomato Paste (if using a tube, a couple of squirts.)
Cannellini Beans (one can, rinsed and drained)
Small pasta of any shape (a couple of handfuls)
Water (four cups)
Bay Leaves (dried about 2)
Sugar: to taste
Drizzle some oil in a large soup pot.
Add salt, pepper and rest of spices to the saute.
Add tomato paste and stir.
Add chicken broth, slowly and stir.
Add water and stir.
Add bay leaves, pasta and drained beans and stir.