I know I've said it before, but caldo gallego has got to be one of my very favorite soups. I made a batch last night that went basically as I described before, but added some Spanish smoked paprika at the end. Totally put it over the top. Loved it. It's such an easy soup, and full of nutritional goodness, especially from the kale, which is one of my favorite greens.
It's nice that we're finally getting a bit of soup weather here in Oregon. It's been such a hot summer, it's a pleasant change to get some cooler, wetter days. Makes it so much easier to plan for dinner when it's OK to produce some heat in the kitchen.