Ah the furnace is back on occasionally…Shamus loves having a nice warm spot to get toasty on! September 22nd2012
Olivia is a bit uncertain about this new little person on mom’s lap…
Mya is content for the moment… September 22nd 2012
Oliver has a rather silly grin… September 22nd 2012
Bean & Ham Soup
Perfect for using up those left overs or using ham steaks!
½ pound smoked ham cubed (smoked ads all of the flavor you’ll need)
2 – 26oz. unsalted chicken stock
1 – 15oz Great Northern Beans rinsed (adequate or okey dokey beans work too)
1 – 12oz petite carrots
1 – 4ox packet of onion soup mix
¼ cup frozen spinach
1 tablespoon parsley
8oz fresh sliced mushrooms
Dump everything unceremoniously into the crock pot; oh you can ad a little ceremony if you must. Stir well. Simmer in crock pot for at least 8 hours on low or until carrots are tender. The second day of this soup is the best!
This amount will feed quite heartily a family of 4 for 2 meals. Is extra yummy with grilled Swiss cheese on 7 grain bread!