Cold winter days seem to go on forever.
Even when the sun shines brightly, the wind is still bone-chillingly bitter..
It's the perfect time to warm up with a hearty bowl of homemade soup.
Today's choice is White Bean and Ham soup.
Navy or Northern Beans
Smoked sausage or Kielbasa sliced
Salt and Pepper
Soak beans overnight, discard water, add chicken stock, ham hock, smoked sausage, herbs, and seasoning, bring to the boil and then simmer for one hour.
Add chopped cabbage, onions, carrots, celery, continue to simmer for an additional hour and a half.
Add water if needed.
Serve with buttermilk cornbread, or your favorite loaf of crusty bread.