I don't know about where you live but around these parts walking my dog in the morning requires a sweatshirt, the A/C isn't kicking on during the day anymore, and the nights require extra close snuggling in bed. This also means it's the time of year when NORMAL people resume eating soup (though, we already established that I personally eat it year round). Rejoice!
My mother-in-law, Mary Lynn, gave me a ham bone from when she baked a ham knowing that I could turn it into something magically delicious. I could have done something tried and true with it but you know me, I'm always up for trying a new recipe. After some searching, I decided on this recipe.
What resulted was a soup that wasn't heavy yet was still filling and nutritious. I added carrots. I find they give soups an extra special (but not overwhelming) sweetness to them. This soup was perfect for using the last of Summer's veggies while warming the bones from the chill of the onset of Fall.
Two Years Ago: Lasagna - I grew up on my mom's recipe and I guess this is how I came to like cottage cheese more than traditional ricotta in my lasagna.
Easy Cannellini Bean and Ham Soup
Source: Modified from and as seen on Loves to Eat; Originally from Gourmet.