Saturday, October 1, 2011

A perfect day to make soup

It is cold, windy, and raining outside and the forecast is for this to last all day.

Before I went to bed last night, I put a package of Bob's Red Mill 13 Bean Soup Mix in a big bowl of water to allow the beans to soak.

In a little while, I will put these beans and a big ham hock in a large pot and let it simmer for hours. Later I will add a couple of cans of tomatoes, some seasonings, maybe elbow pasta. . . I'm not a "strict, stick to the recipe cook!" The house smells so good when my bean soup is simmering on the stove.

Then, while I am watching football on TV - don't miss the Alabama-Florida game tonight at 8:00 pm, folks, it's going to be a good one! - I will have a bowl of soup. There will be plenty to freeze for later.


  1. Souping weather is over for's salads every night for awhile!
    I presume it's Alabama you are barracking for ??Hope they win !!

  2. My goodness, that sounds wonderful! :))

  3. That sounds really good! I like their mixes, be it for bread or soup or cereal.

    It was warm enough to go out and get a long bike ride in just shirt sleeves but the nights are cooling down. Soup would be wonderful.

  4. A recipe is just a general guide for is to give you hints of what might go good together!


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