As I wrung myself out,

soaked to bone,

and the filthy, blackened water pooled under my bicycle tires, defiling our hallway floor,

 I tried tin vain to shake off the icy ache of my 20 mile ride in the rain.

Soup.

That was my first thought,

The thought “HOT SHOWER” may of only arrived a few milliseconds after, but seem to win out the priority, if only by a fraction.

When I awoke this morning, my bike and gear still damp from last night, the sky still grey, the puddles still forming outside

I decided we all could use some soup today.

Pasta e Fagioli!

Conchiglini, with garbanzo beans, sofrito, chicken broth and tomato!

Conchiglini e fagioli

That should help shake off the chill

Also today:

Tagliatelle, alla bolognese

Cresti Di Gallo, with pesto and english peas