I didn't have the time to let this sit to cool, but it didn't seem to matter. That flavour was wonderful but had I had the time, I would have left it over night to let the flavours meld. I did the whole recipe from start to finish in the stock pot. Made the house smell wonderful with all of that rosemary!
Excellent! I snuck some carrots in the pot and pureed them with the garlic and such - no one knew they were getting a little extra veggies. I served it with black pepper linguine.