I get it, really I do: we’re busy. We’ve just survived September, which for families with kids often means getting used to new schedules, new carpooling arrangements, and new homework struggles. The weather is changing, too: crisp and chilly one day and hot the next. It’s hard to plan ahead when everything from schedules to the weather is in flux.
When iffy weather comes around, I like to make this quick soup. It goes together, start to finish, in 45 minutes or less – great for busy times. When I know I’m going to have a time crunch some day in the week, I make it ahead of time. Like many soups, this one is even better a day or two after it’s first made.