Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Soup's On

As with much of the nation we are experiencing a blast of cold wintry weather.
The frozen precipitation kind.
It's predicted for much of the coming week, with no more of the seventy 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) or country ham pieces 
Fresh Rosemary (1tablesoon) crushed
Two chicken stock cubes
Two sliced carrots
Two stalks of celery
Three cubed potatoes
One bay leaf

 Original 15 Bean Soup® recipe Hurst Beans


rusty duck said...

Oh that does look nice Jo. Just the job when it's so cold outside.
At least you have the 70 deg days to cheer you up once in a while!

L. D. Burgus said...

It looks like a wonderful meal. Soup is soothing when it is so cold outside.

Ginny said...

Looks great!! Thanks for sharing, here is PA today we have sleet, freezing rain, trees are beatiful but sure glad we don't need to drive in it.

Star said...

I love soup any time but especially in the winter. This recipe looks great and hearty.
We are trying to keep warm over here. It was -13C in Marham, Norfolk yesterday!

Andrea said...

This is almost identical to what I made for supper last night... honest!!

Great minds think alike. Enjoy your soup... I will be having a cyber bowl of it with you.


Winifred said...

Mmm looks tasty. I made soup too but not quite as wholesome as yours. Mine was WeightWatchers Butternut squash soup!

We've been having bad weather too here. I went to collect my granddaughter & drove away only to discover the car door wouldn't shut properly. There was nowhere to pull in off the main road so I had to drive all the way hanging onto the door with my right hand and holding the wheel & changing gears with my left hand! No change tomorrow -2C so it will be a long time before we have any flip flop weather again I'm afraid.

Country Gal said...

Same here the weather has been soo cold now . Funny I just said to Papa I will be making home made soup or stew for supper tomorrow ! Yours looks and sounds YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing I will have to give this recipe a try ! Stay cozy and have a good evening!

Sewconsult said...

Yummy! I haven't made 15 bean soup in a long time. THing that will be on my grocery list for next week. We lucked out and didn't have much of the mix. Back porch is a bit icy, but heading out through the garage makes it a moot point. Stay warm in these cold days.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Terry said...

A perfect meal for a cold day!

Nellie said...

Oh, yes! Save me a bowl! We have snow in our forecast for Thursday afternoon!

1st Man said...

I love soup in the Winter (and chili!). THis looks great, thank you for sharing, Might just have to talk 2nd Man into a bit pot of soup this weekend. :-)

Dewena Callis said...

Why do we even try to cook complicated dishes when a meal like this is so satisfying? And it looks so pretty the way you do it.

I drove to the chiropractor today and could not believe my eyes when the car climbed out of our valley and up to the top of the ridges and for miles it was all frozen fog. I haven't seen that in a long time. Even chain link fences looked like they were made of diamonds. I am never going to leave the house again without the small camera in my purse. The car's temperature gadget read 32 when I climbed up there and by the time I drove down to the bottom of the ridges it said 35 and all the diamonds were gone. Only about 4 miles of it. I felt so blessed to have seen it here in middle TN.

donna baker said...

Jo I wish I could come. Sounds delicious and I am sure it is all served beautifully at your table.

Linda said...

Wow, that looks and sounds absolutely scrumptious! I love the atmosphere and music here as well.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh how we wish we had a nice bowl of your soup!

Janneke said...

Soup of beans and peas are the best cold winter food there is. Here it's very cold outside, about - 10 degr.C., so real soup days. Your soup looks very good and the recipee too.

Mamabug said...

That soup looks so good. Inspired me real quick to make a pot of soup for tonight!

DJan said...

Soup is a perfect comfort food. Very nice of you to invite me in! It's cold here, too, so I'll enjoy it even more than usual. :-)

Mary said...

Great soup...for all you vegans Whole Foods make a wonderful spicy sausage.when I add to bean soup my "meat lover" loves it. So I will stop over for your soup and just pick put the sausage..hahaha

Christie said...

Living here in middle Tennessee is quite an adventure, in the winter season, is it not? Your soup looks incredibly delicious and quite perfect for these dreary gray days.
We are spending most evenings in front of the fire, and even now, I am enjoying the lovely music here, as I knit, with my sweet Yorkie snuggled in the quilt with me.
Thank you for such beautiful, inspiring posts, reflecting the beauty of our mid-state and for the accompanying compilation of my favorite soundtracks.

Susan Heather said...

Oh that does look good.

barbara (in Tennessee) said...

I would love to join you!!

barbara (in Tennessee)(Manchester)

jamie said...

Yes, it is so very cold here in Michigan as well. We only climb ( barely ) into the lower teens here in the Thumb region so I have been making pot after pot of soup; Texas Chili, Pasta Fagioli, Kale and Potato, Chicken Noodle.... sans the chicken as we no longer eat our furry friends.

We have had very little snow now for the past 2 unlike the Michigan I moved to nearly 10 years ago.
I was born in Charleston, S.C. but moved back to my father's home state of Tennessee when I was only two so grew up there. We moved from Memphis in the late 60's to Lebanon, TN and then onward to Erin, TN where I have so many fond memories of my childhood. I am always glad to stop by your blog.

Having spent the better part of my young life in Tennessee I can attest to the reality that we never experinced mild, balmy weather during the winter months. Things began to change in January 1999...Clarksville experienced a devastating tornado that surprised and shocked many Tennesseans. We are not used to seeing tornados before the month of March....but the weather has changed drastically all throughout the world. I wish more people understood what this could save a life.

Take care up in your part of paradise. It is truly a beacon of light on this journey.