Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What's on the Menu!

I know that the weather is getting very cold now and I thought I would share a recipe that Drew loves at this time of the year. I am in the process of making this for dinner tonight. I just hope everyone will try this recipe and enjoy it also.

                                                         Ham and Bean Soup

8 cups of water
1-1lb bag of northern white beans
1 ham shank bone
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic or garlic powder
1 teaspoon powder mustard
2 bay leaves
2 cups chopped ham
1/2 teaspoon white pepper

In a big soup pot put beans in 8 sups of boiling water for 1 hour. Then add ham shank bone, carrots, onion, garlic, mustard and bay leaves. Also fill pot with more water bring to a boil and then simmer for 1 hour. After the hour take out the ham shank bone then add chopped ham and white pepper, I also take off the ham that is left on the bone and add to the soup. Let that cook for another half an hour and your soup is ready to serve.

This soup is a bit of a process but it is all worth it. It is also a good idea for you ham bone after your holiday dinner when you don't know what to make with it. Enjoy the recipe!


Tender Heart Bear said...

I have Christmas Dinner to take to Daddy Orbs and I am going to take him a bowl of this soup also.

OKIE said...

Sounds delicious THB. Thanks for posting

OrbsCorbs said...

I haven't tried the soup yet.

Mmm, ham.

Tender Heart Bear said...

Daddy Orbs I am glad you are enjoying your ham dinner since you are feeling better. You have to let me know how you like the soup too. Tell Charlie we said hello to him too.

OrbsCorbs said...

The ham and mashed potatoes dinner was delicious. You were right: there's enough for two meals.

I warmed some of the ham in the oven while I fried the potatoes above.

Lord, please help me from eating the rest later on tonight.

lizardmom said...

I made something like this 2 weeks ago, pretty good!

kkdither said...

Sounds wonderful! I make split pea soup in much the same way. Now I have to find a ham bone....

Just killed off the leftovers of the 6 quarts of chicken soup I made for the family gathering after christmas. Tonight might be chili, or tacos. Not sure where I'm going with the burger.

Thank you so much for being the official Irregular Meals on Wheels for those who are recovering. You are the best!

Tender Heart Bear said...

Thank you kk. I have to make sure that Daddy Orbs gets better and make sure he stays around a lot longer for all of us. I love being the meals on wheels for my irregular family.

I just hope that Daddy Orbs didn't finish off his ham last night. If so he has the soup to get into next it does have ham too.

OrbsCorbs said...

Yeah, I ended eating all the ham and potatoes last night. The soup will be next tonight.

OrbsCorbs said...

The soup was very good,

Than you THB and drew both for what you've done for me over the past two weeks.

Tender Heart Bear said...

You are so welcome Daddy Orbs. The main thing was to get you better.