Remember how much you loved Campbell's Bean with Bacon soup as a kid? Well, this is kinda like that only it actually looks and tastes delicious to an adult.
Real Simple, and here is the actual, readable, printable recipe on their site. I followed it with one exception, I used chicken stock instead of water, but cut the salt if you do that.
I tried it out on some friends the other day, and we all loved it. Licked the pot clean. I served it with a tried and true salad practically all the women friends in my life adore and make all the time. Girl food rules. All variations on the following:
bag o' baby spinach or field greens
sliced fresh strawberries
some kind of crumbly stinky cheese (feta, Gorgonzola, etc...)
walnuts or pecans
all the above tossed with poppy seed or strawberry vinaigrette dressing
It's slap yo mama good.