What better to do - after an hour's stomping through the woods - than to make a soup. So here goes:
Chop onions - red & white
Start the pot sizzling with oil & add the above plus two chicken legs.
Prepare celery, red & yellow peppers, carrots, courgette, a potato.
Add to pot.
Drain haricot beans & lentils. Add.
Add some tomato paste/purée. Then boiling water (judge quantity).
Add garlic, chopped chilli pepper, smoked paprika, thyme & a dash of Worcester sauce.
Salt & pepper to taste.
Leave to simmer away for one hour. Sit & read a book while enjoying the aromas (smoked paprika really gives it a kick).
Mine looks like this ...
When it's finished I'll lift out a couple of ladles worth & blitz the rest. (Obviously the chicken legs will need to be stripped of meat). Then I'll return what I took out to give it texture.
Give it a go. The colours - reds, oranges, the brown undertones ... autumn in a pot.