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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Soup's On

As with much of the nation we are experiencing a blast of cold wintry weather.
Snow today !
It's predicted for much of the coming week, with no more of the sixty degree weather we have been enjoying these past few days.
Such is the pleasure of living in the American South, one day wearing flip-flops, the next furry Ugg boots.


I've made a hearty fifteen bean soup today, chocked full of country ham, celery, onions, tomatoes, carrots, garlic, rosemary and chili spice.
Served with a slice of buttermilk cornbread, it's the ideal comfort food, on a Winter's day.
Come join us for a bowl.


We'll leave the light on for you !


If you feel like making your own pot, here's the original recipe.
I also add sausage meat ( of your choice)
Fresh Rosemary (1tablesoon) crushed
Two chicken stock cubes
Two sliced carrots
Two stalks of celery

26 comments:

Deb said...

Thanks for this recipe. It looks wonderful. Stay warm!

floweringmama said...

Oh I wish I was there! I just love soups like yours with a big slice of cornbread.

The pond next door is frozen, my windows are iced over and I'm snuggled up in the recliner with my blanket, so your post is quite fitting!

Sharon said...

Really looks good! Have been thinking of making DH some bean soup this weekend when he's home! Yours looks delicious. Send directions to your house, can I get there in a couple hours? Or are the roads going to be slick tonight?

Clint said...

Ummm Ummm UMMMPH! Man, that looks and sounds so gooood!

Carol said...

As I read your post the big huge flakes are falling here in East TN. I've a mind to make some soup myself, yours looks wonderful, enjoy!

Mama-Bug said...

Jo save me a place at the dinner table! 15 bean soup is so good this time of the year.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Wonderful tones... of enjoyment.

Best Regards and have a good day,
Wong

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Jo, the soup sounds delicious!! I'm not feeling well this evening and your hearty soup I know would make me or any one feel better!

Betsy said...

Yum! I have a big meaty ham bone left over from Christmas. I thought I'd buy beans today at the grocery and would you believe they were sold out? haha. It must sound good to everyone!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, That hearty soup looks wonderful.... And how perfect --for tonight. We have 1/2 inch of snow on the ground --but the roads are fine...

Hope you are feeling okay these days. How is your knee?
Hugs,
Betsy

Kipling said...

Sounds and looks great! I think it was Art Garfunkel who said, "If I could, I surly would" join you for a bowl. But until then I shall have to open another tin of Heinz Tomato, and dream!

Barbara Anne said...

What a yummy sounding recipe! Ta! We may have snow tomorrow so this is a recipe to keep handy.

Yes, winter in the South is a treat as are the other seasons!! So says this happy fellow Southerner.

Ta for your kind and welcoming invitation, too! The distance is a bit far for me to come.

Hugs!

Doc said...

When I was a young lad and life was a bit lean, meals consisted of watery soup for many of our meals. I swore I would never eat soup again. But with age reality becomes one's friend again and so has soup, I just love a good hardy soup.

Louise said...

Oh, that bowl of soup looks wonderful! It gave me an enormous case of the "I wants."

Sandra said...

the colors on the beans n the colander are fabulous. the soup looks so good and the dishes are beautiful

Snapper II said...

15 Bean soup, sounds great, be right there soon's i finish with my bloggin. He He He
I love home made soup of any kind, my Madeline is a very creative cook. The photo of your table setting is fabulous. I can feel the warmth and smell the soup.
Mmmmmmmm

Ashley said...

The soup looks splendid! I will have to prepare this for my family one night! Great pics as well!

Verde Farm said...

Fifteen Bean Soup is my absolute FAVORITE soup of all time. I never get tired of it and make it several times each year. Now that I’ve seen this, I may have to make it this weekend but I was thinking about a butternut squash soup I saw a few minutes ago. Maybe I’ll make both :)

Lady Jane said...

Oh YUM... It looks so inviting... Wish I lived nearby.

matron said...

Our weather is miserably cold and bleak with no let up for the foreseeable future,it is stew and soup time.
Your bean soup looks delicious and I will be giving this a try tomorrow as I have all the ingredients.
Thanks for the recipe.
Carolyn.

cheshire wife said...

The soup looks very warming. We need it here too. More snow this morning.

A Happy New Year to you.

John'aLee said...

Oh that recipe looks so yummy! I'll have to try it!

HerDellness said...

You inspired me to make the soup! I have the ingredients and will be cooking it tomorrow while I'm snowed in! I'm over the mountain from you, I believe, in WNC!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh that soup looks good Jo. Thanks for the recipe...it looks as though we could use that later this weekend as they're predicting our first snow of the winter on sunday and Monday and MUCH colder temperatures. Oh well ...it was bound to happen. At least we'll have the wood stove to keep us warm on the outside and your soup to keep us warm on the inside. You stay warm and safe too.
Maura :)

George said...

The soup looks delicious and I would love to stop by for a bowl.

Mmm said...

Love even the dishes. so warm and inviting it must be there with the smell of hot soup ready to serve up as well.