It feels like it took me forever, but I finally got my bean soup made. I’m happy to say it was worth the wait!
I started with the usual suspects-onion, carrots and celery…
They cooked up for a while and started to look like this…
It cooked for a while longer and looked like this…
I’m not very specific when I’m making soup unless I’m working from a recipe. This time I pretty much made it up as I went along. Included in the cast of characters:
Vegetable broth (1 quart plus 1 14 1/2 oz can-plus water)
Cooked Navy Beans -you remember them!! 😉
I had the opportunity to experiment with the seasonings because I’ll be eating all of this since Ralph is still working on the turkey soup (you remember the turkey soup!!) I probably started with about a teaspoon each of the Chili powder, cayenne and cumin and then added more to taste. It all depends on how much you like. I like a lot so I kept adding. 🙂
The pot looked like this after all the cooking…
Those beans didn’t want to have their photo taken so I had to get some assistance from the spoon…
It smelled SO good and I had a hard time waiting until supper time to actually eat it. When I finally did I had a REALLY big bowl and smothered it with the ever popular “stinky feet” cheese, Locatelli Parmesan cheese…
It was soooooo good, I can’t wait to eat it again tomorrow!
Even if we have another snow storm, I’m set. Getting this soup made has been a project, but fortunately it was worth the wait…that’s not always true with all of my recipes, but today, I won the prize…I AM the Queen of Beans! 😉