Saturday, February 10, 2007

Bean Soup

A couple of months ago, we started doing something new... I call it "Kids Cooking Night". Once a week, usually on either Friday or Saturday night, one of the kids takes a turn to plan the menu and make the meal.

I wasn't sure how my idea would go over when I proposed it. But I was rather shocked at the result. I sort of expected reluctant acceptance. Instead, I got arguing. No not with me... with each other. They were fighting over who got to go first!

So tonight is my 10 year old daughter's turn. And she told me a few weeks ago that she wanted to make "ham & bean soup like we got at that one restaurant we went to". I agree that they make some really good soup, but I knew I didn't have a recipe for it. So I turned to google to try to find something similar, and found that they had their soup recipe posted on their website!

So today I thought I'd share the Amish Acres Bean Soup recipe with those of you who are too far away to make it to Northern Indiana to taste the restaurant version. Even if you don't have a kid to cook it, it's simple enough for you to make yourself.

Bean Soup

1 lb. Soup Beans
1 Ham bone
1/2 c. Chopped onion
1/2 tsp. Seasoning salt
1/2 tsp. Celery salt
Dash of garlic salt
Salt and pepper

Soak beans in water overnight. Drain, add fresh water and cook slowly with the ham bone for 2 hours. Add onion, celery salt, seasoning salt and garlic salt, salt and pepper. Remove ham bone, trim off any meat and return to pot. Add ham bits and simmer for 1 hour.

Happy Eating!


SignGurl said...

I do the quick method on the beans if I'm in a hurry. Just bring beans to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for one hour.

I also add carrots for color. I make bean soup almost every weekend and we eat it all week.


Susan said...

Bean soup is mighty tasty. Since we don't do ham, I substitute a smoked turkey leg. Just as easy and very tasty. You want two good recipes for oxtail soup?


Lara said...

Susan... more recipes are always welcome. If you want to post some, just email me (my addy is on my profile) for your invite to join the blog. :)