With highs in the teens this week we are staying in and reading good books. Here's what's for dinner.
White Bean Soup
1 pound bag of dried white beans (I used navy beans but other varieties will work)
1 large yellow onion
2 quarts chicken stock (that's the same as 2 of those cartons of chicken broth)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
4 large carrots, diced
3-4 stalks of celery, diced
1 teaspoon dried sage, marjoram and parsley ( I think the sage is the important herb here, just throw in other stuff if you have on hand)
splash of hot sauce
1tsp salt and pepper
Heat oil in a soup pot and cook onions for a few minutes. Add everything else and simmer all afternoon!
variations: make it a little southwest by adding chopped cooked chicken, and a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies OR tuscan style with canned Italian tomatoes, a little garlic and some parmesan cheese sprinkled on top
This recipe is healthy, hearty and very adjustable. There are no rules except serve it with crusty golden cornbread. THAT is a must!