If you happen to have homeade chicken broth, so much the better. I didn’t have any croutons, though, and they would have been yummy.

1 qt. chicken broth
2-3 c. dried cheese tortellini (woo hoo!)
1 10-oz. can of diced tomatoes (good ones)
1/2 bunch spinach, chopped
1 10-oz. can of white kidney (cannawhatsit) beans
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 clove garlic, crushed or smashed through a garlic press
parmesan cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Bring the chicken broth, tomatoes, thyme, and kidney beans to a low boil, adding salt, if necessary. Add the spinach and tortellini and cook until the noodles are floating and cooked through. Turn off the heat and adjust the salt to taste. Stir in the garlic and ladle into bowls. Grate parmesan and pepper over the top.