If the picture looks all wrong for pasta fagioli, that's because it is all wrong. Ann had to go by the regular grocery store so she said she would get some ditalini, but when she got there, she found that they had stopped stocking it, so she grabbed Barilla orecchiette instead. Barilla orecchiette is not the DeCecco orecchiette that we are used to, but still some orecchiette is better than none. Moreover, the beans are wrong as well. While at FoodMaxx I reached for the cans of alubias blancas (FoodMaxx's clientele being largely Latino, everything is labeled in Spanish) but instead grabbed the habichuelas blancas right next to them. So instead of cannellini, I ended up with navy beans! Derp!
In any case, a little mirepoix, a few ounces of my house-cured pancetta, some herbs (parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme), a lot of garlic, a touch of tomato paste, and some white wine quickly became the sauce while the pasta was cooking. Some cheese and olive oil over the top finished each of our bowls of deliciousness. And it sure was good with our Pinot Noir!