If you’re sensing a soup theme here, you’re not imagining things. It’s been cold and rainy here, and soup seems just right for dinner. The Rosemary White Bean Soup on p. 83 of the Barefoot Contessa cookbook was simple and tasty, and I think it would be a great first course for a winter dinner party. Best of all, it’s easy enough to keep all of the ingredients on hand, and it’s healthy enough with main ingredients of beans and chicken stock. This recipe also had the added benefit of using up some fresh rosemary from my herb garden, which even if brought indoors, is certain not to last the winter.