Bean and Ham Soup - the 2nd time around
Mar. 1, 2010 1:29 pm
Updated: Mar. 3, 2010 4:32 am
A few days ago I was on the RE and asked for advice on just exactly how to make bean and ham soup. I had a ham bone and dried beans. I didn't say it then, but I'll admit it now. I had made bean and ham soup once before in my 28+ years of marriage, about 28 years ago. That time was a disaster. I didn't eat such things as beans then; in fact I didn't eat much of anything then. I was a lot thinner, too. Hmmm; maybe I should still dislike everything but chocolate and chicken!
So why was it a disaster last time I made soup? I made up a nice crock pot full soup just like my mom always made. Except when she made it her and my dad would eat it and exclaim how great it was. Then they'd eat more of it the next day and the next. My husband was excited I was going to make bean soup. He sat down and ate not one, but two bowls of the stuff (I had a hot dog, I think). I was so proud of my accomplishment, I really didn't cook much back then. Then we went to bed. I was awakened to the sounds of a sick husband. He got so sick he missed a day of work, something he probably has done maybe 5 times in our marriage! He swore it was from the soup. Needless to say he wasn't about to touch the stuff again so I had to throw it away.
Anyways - I got a lot of good suggestions so I decided to give it a try again. Now I eat such things as beans, and about everything else there is as well. As it was cooking in my crock pot all day both of us kept commenting on how great it smelled. Though, I think we were both a little apprehensive about actually eating it! Isn't it funny how your mind remembers such things? I didn't eat pineapple for 20 years because I ate 1/2 a pineapple upside-down cake and got sick. I was convinced I was allergic to pineapple - never mind my real problem was being a hog and eating too much of a good thing! Back to the bean soup. We sat down to eat my concoction and both had to agree it was pretty tasty. Jon (that's my hubby) ate not one, but two bowls of the stuff (I only ate one). We went to bed, and I was awakened to the sounds of the dogs wanting their breakfast; not the sounds of a sick husband. I was pretty relieved!
We're having left-overs tonight and I can't wait. I just want to thank all the wonderful people on AR who gave me such great advice! I couldn't have done it without you!! Now I can make bean and ham soup and feel confident we will not get sick from it. :-)