Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The weather outside is frightful????

I woke up to a very foggy and chilly day. I had the rest of our Thanksgiving ham in the fridge and decided to make a pot of white bean soup with it. I started off with a a few slices of bacon, cut up into small pieces, and I rendered that in the pot, then added a chopped onion, and about 5 cloves of garlic minced. If only you could smell these photos, you would all be making this soup for your supper tonight too!
I had already soaked the beans this morning for a couple of hours, and picked them through. So they were ready to go into the pot about noon when I started the soup. I sliced up the rest of my ham, into large pieces and dumped that in the pot, along with the beans, and about 6 to 8 cups of water. No need to measure, just so long as the liquid covers the beans with a good inch to spare.

Next, I tossed in a little salt, not too much with ham and bacon, you don't need much, and a generous amount of cracked pepper.

Also added one can of chicken broth too. At this point you could also add a few stalks of celery cut up, and I like the leafy green tops too, there is a lot of flavor there. Bring to boil, then put down to simmer, and let it cook rest of the day. The house smells SO good! I will probably just have salad and corn bread with it. I saw this set of Santoku knives in the Sam's mailer a couple weeks ago. I have one Wusthof Santoku that I use every day, and love! This is a 4 piece set by Wolfgang Puck. It was very inexpensive, and I love it. A perfect set for just about any kind of cutting. Keep your knives sharp, GENNIFER...are you listening! Otherwise they are more dangerous, just ask my daughter.

So there you have it. White Bean Soup with ham for a cold December day to get me in the mood for Christmas. Bon Appetit!
PS Thank you Mom, for instilling in me a love of cooking and an appreciation for good food!!

9 comments:

Shelbie Molnar said...

That looks yummy. I made a Turkey today for leftovers since my house was tore apart on Thanksgiving. I hope it turns out as good as your soup looks. Shelbie

Kelly said...

I want to move in! Can I?

Kris said...

Shelbie,
I hope everything is much better this week, and that the turkey is yummy.
Kelly-Yes!

Lauri said...

I LOVE white bean soup. Nothing like a bowl of soup on a chilly day. I was going to put some stew together in my crock pot before I left for work today but I forgot to get the meat out of the freezer last night. I guess I'll make it tomorrow.

deb said...

Looks delicious, Im doing the same thing tomorrow only with split peas and left over ham......

Alwayzbakin said...

Mmmmm. Looks delicious. I can smell it from here. I bet that's good on a cold day. We don't have very many cold days here in Florida.

Lisa said...

Ooooh, I bet that was so good, especially with cornbread. Sounds like a perfect meal for a winter's day.

Anita Lasher said...

Oh Kris,

If I could only come on over and get a bowl of that soup. I am so hungry right now and that soup smells so good and I can taste it. The cornbread I don't need because I just made some. Yummy!

Love,
Anita

Anna Little Photography said...

haha - I like your "reminder" about the knives - ALSO, thank you so much for the nice comments, I just love the HASS Family!