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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Baked Ham and Bean Soup!

Our recent Winter Weather On Crooked Creek
calls for another 1 ~ 3 inches of SNOW!

Winter weather
combined with SNOW =
Baked Ham and Bean Soup!

* * Tip * *
Instead of making the Traditional Ham and Bean Soup,
my MoMa put them in a roasting pan and into the oven.

I've adapted the original recipe, somewhat,
to include a few fresh vegetables and a bit more flavor.
Simple, robust flavor and a time ~ saver for busy wives!

Step into my kitchen and I'll show how it's done. . .

In cold tap water,
soak 1/2 bag of dried Great Northern Beans overnight.

Add 1/2 medium onion, chopped
        1 ~ 2 pieces celery, chopped
        2 ~ 3 carrots, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste.
Saute in a skillet with 1 ~ 2 tablespoons butter
over medium~high heat about 5 minutes.

Place the partially cooked vegetables in a large roasting pan.

Drain the Great Northern Beans
and add to the pan with about 8 ~ 10 cups cold water.

Place in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

Remove from oven and add 1 ~ 2 cups ham, chopped.
Return to oven and continue baking for 2 ~ 3 hours!

Simply delicious!
Makes 4 ~ 6 servings.

Serve with crackers.

. . .or if you're fortunate to have "Mr. Ed"
make his famous cornbread into cornbread muffins,

just add butter and enjoy!

On Crooked Creek
there's nothing more comforting than Baked Ham and Bean Soup
on a cold, SNOWY night!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining
Yvonne @ StoneGable for On The Menu Monday!
Yvonne, I hearby declare January as Soup Month of 2013!!!
Be sure to visit and see what the other
Ladies in the Land of Blog are cookin' up!


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