I followed the recipe pretty closely as regards amounts, but 'adapted' the procedure. I soaked the beans overnight (1 lb navy beans, 1 lb baby lima beans). Well yes, that's twice as many but I was doubling the recipe because I was using the leftovers and hambone from the Christmas ham. The dry mustard surprised me. I held off adding it until the broth was hot, then tasted it, and then added the mustard powder. It did add just the right amount of additional positive flavor. Perhaps the most useful observation is how much better dried beans are. I would tend to describe canned beans as 'mushy,' but the dried beans are best described as 'creamy.' I guess this 70 year old 'dog' can learn new tricks. In short, this soup is hearty, delicious, and more importantly, easy!
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I followed the recipe pretty closely as regards amounts, but 'adapted' the procedure. I...