White beans simmered with ham and vegetables until everything is tender, then pureed into smooth and richly flavorful soup, symbolizes the return of fall in our household. I’ve been making this soup for a few years now. Pam first posted the recipe four years ago and I’ve made it at least a dozen times since then. This soup has been given rave reviews by every person I have ever served it to. I typically serve this with a crusty bread and a tossed salad. The leftovers freeze beautifully as well, in individual containers for quick lunches.