Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MARTHA'S WINTER DAY BEAN SOUP

Martha's Winter Day Bean Soup

2 c. mixed dry beans (pinto, great northern, navy, red)
2 Tbsp salt
2 qts water
2 c. diced ham or smoked sausage
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
1 lg onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp chili powder
1 (28 oz) can tomatoes, chopped

Rinse beans; place in large kettle.  Cover with water, add salt and soak overnight.  Drain; add 2 quarts water and ham or sausage.  Simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  Add onion, garlic, chili powder, tomatoes and lemon juice.  Simmer 45 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.  Yield: 2 quarts

FRIDAY JEAN'S GRANDMOTHER IS BACK TO TALK ABOUT COOKING AND BAKING ON A WOOD-BURNING STOVE.

MONDAY WILL BE MARTHA'S LAST POST FOR A WHILE AS JEAN IS COMING BACK ON FEBRUARY 11TH.  MARTHA WILL BE BACK WHEN CONSTRUCTION IS STARTED ON JEAN'S HOUSE IN THE SPRING.


8 comments:

New York State Of Mind said...

Hope you enjoy the recipe for soup that Martha picked to put on. She said she had a lot of recipes for other things-but very few soup recipes - so that she thought she would share it.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Hello Marilyn-This is a nice hearty recipe of Martha's-I enjoy this kind of soup and make a similar one sometimes although mine has a few other vegetables added

Fionalina

Veronica said...

Sounds like a wonderful recipe Martha. Thank you for sharing. It has been wonderful of you to fill in when Jean has been absent from the blog. You have taught us so much about your ways. I am so thankful for yourself, Olive and Jean for allowing us into your lives. It will be nice to read how things are coming along for Jean and we will look forward to Olives post on Friday. What ever life brings your way I pray you are blessed 10x as much as you all have blessed my life. Thanks again Marilyn for the blog. God Bless Veronica

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Fionalina,
I never liked bean soup until the fellow upstairs made it and his is real good, but he has not recipe as such. He puts beads vegetables, whatever he has around. It is a real good.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Veronica,
I will tell Martha what you said. T, too appreciate to take the time to give us all the information that they do.

Marilyn

annie said...

sounds so good, i'd love to have some right now! really enjoyed the sharing!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Annie,
I am sure Martha will be glad to know that your liked it so much.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

It was 60 here yesterday. Today it is 32 degrees with strong wind and it is snowing a little outside. What a fast change. As we say it upstate New York - if you don't like the weather, wait a minute, it will change. LOL It's suppose to go down to the 20's the rest of the week and we are to get 4 to 6 inches of snow over three or four days. Oh well, that's winter here. It's this time of year, I wish I could go to Florida.
Marilyn