Friday, January 15, 2021

Hobbit Days

As with much of the nation we are experiencing a blast of cold winter weather.
It's predicted for much of the coming week, so hearty soups are the go-to meal of the day.

I've made a fifteen bean soup today, chocked full of country ham, celery, onions, tomatoes, carrots, garlic, and chili spice.
Served with a slice of buttermilk cornbread, it's the ideal comfort food, on a blustery cold 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.

  • 1 lb. smoked sausage, ground sausage (browned in pan), ham hocks or diced ham. Our favorite is to use a leftover hambone with some meat on it.
    1 lg. onion, diced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 tsp chili powder (optional)
    1 can diced tomatoes (15 oz.)
    Juice from 1 lemon
    Bay Leaf

  • I also add:  

    Two stalks of celery
    Three cubed potatoes 
    Two sliced carrots
  • Optional: Hot sauce or crushed red pepper to taste

 Original 15 Bean Soup® recipe Hurst Beans


L. D. said...

We may have to try it. It looks good.

Lori said...

Oh this looks delicious!! It is cold and snowing here. Nothing like a good soup for this kind of weather. Stay cozy.

donna baker said...

Looks delicious Jo.

happyone said...

Perfect for a winters day. Snowing like crazy here in western MD.

Henny Penny said...

We are waiting for that blast of cold air too. It is raining here tonight. That bowl of soup looks delicious! and served up so beautifully. Everything you do is beautiful. I love the deer and the snowflakes in your last post. Stay warm.

Winifred said...

There's nothing like a lovely hearty soup in winter. Looks absolutely delicious!

Kimberly Kirby said...

Nothing like a good 'ol pot of soup
and cornbread on a winter's day.
Looks yummy, Jo! Enjoy your weekend!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Hand on there, my friend!

local alien said...

Perfect meal on a cold winters day. We had something similar but with a ham hock it would have been even better

DJan said...

It looks wonderful and very festive! Thanks for the bright and beautiful post!

Debbie Nolan said...

Wow this looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I have a ham bone in the freezer - think your recipe will be on next week's menu. Have a wonderful week end.

Edna B said...

Sounds yummy! I think I'm going to make a pot of corn chowder. You stay warm and safe and have a super day, hugs, Edna B.