Friday, January 2, 2015

Soup's On

As with much of the nation we are experiencing a blast of cold wintry weather.
It's predicted for much of the coming week, with no more of the fifty 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


Angie said...

Yummmm It looks delicious! I'm just over the river and through the woods from you---please keep it warm until I get there. :)

DJan said...

Mmmm! Sounds wonderful, except for the meat, which I'd leave out. But otherwise it looks fabulous! :-)

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful to have a bowl of hearty soup on a cold winter evening. Thanks for the recipe Jo, I shall put these on my next shopping list.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi There, So good to hear from you... Hope you had a wonderful year---and hope you have a great 2015, full of joy, happiness and good health...

Your bean soup looks wonderful. We should have stopped by since we passed your area today after visiting some family in Nashville... Shucks!!!!! ha


Country Gal said...

Looks and sounds YUMMY ! Happy New Year . We are getting cold damp weather YUK ! snow rain then rain again all weekend ! Thanks for sharing , have a cozy weekend !

Betsy Brock said...

That looks very tasty and perfect for the cold weather! I got a jar of bean soup fixings for Christmas so I need to make something similar to yours soon.
Your cornbread looks fabulous!

Nellie said...

Thank you so much for the kind invitation! We'd have a trek to get there - over the mountain and such! Enjoy, and stay warm! The cold is coming here!

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

The photo of the beans draws me in - so colorful and so many shapes. But like an earlier commenter, I'd prefer no meat. So whomp up a pot of pure beans and veggies and I'm joining you!

Henny Penny said...

That is the best looking bowl of soup ever! Your table is beautiful!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

It's a hearty meal !

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I have a packet of that in the cupboard. I will soak the beans and use up my left over ham tomorrow. Thanks, I would not have thought of it unless I saw that. Looks so yummy