Thursday, January 18, 2007

Treasure Hunts and Slow Cooking

Jules at Everyday Mommy has a treasure hunt on at her place. Sounds like it will be fun! The idea is to recognize blog authors of excellence with deserving posts which may go unnoticed. There will be 8 catagories you can nominate a post in: Children & Family, Faith, Marriage, Motherhood, Homemaking, Humor, Current Events and Life. So your job is to hunt for that treasure of a post.

For full details head on over here and Jules will explain it all.




Soak 2 cups of your choice of washed, mixed dried beans in 8 cups of hot water


Drain, rinse and drain again the soaked beans. Add to crockpot with the following:
1 -2 meaty ham bone(s)
8 cups water
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 large onion, chopped

Cover and cook on high 1 hour, then turn to low for 5 - 6 hours until bean are just tender.

Remove ham bone(s). Add:

3 cups water
2 cups medium egg noodles, uncooked
1 cup frozen mixed veggies
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. honey
salt & pepper to taste

Cover. Cook on low 1/2 hour until veggies are crisp tender. Meanwhile remove meat from bones, cut into bite sized peices and re-add to crock.

Serve with thick sliced crusty bread for dipping.


Kelly said...

This soup looks great! We love soup around our house, so will definitely be trying this one.

Sandra said...

Oh goodness that soup sounds delicious, I've been enjoying soups with this freezing weather :)

Thanks for sharing :)

Beck said...

I've been wanting a nice meaty soup recently - thanks!

Susie said...

The soup sounds great! I wish someone else in this house liked soup besides me. I guess I could make it and freeze it in small containers for myself.

org junkie said...

Gosh I forgot all about Slow Cooking Thursday until I read your post...drat.
Thanks for the recipe!

Shalee said...

I made ham and bean soup last night! The smell was delish and the soup? Mmmm mmmm good.

Jennifer said...

I used my slow cooker today, and I followed your lead and actually posted and linked up today--first time.

Barb said...

Lots of commenting problems tonight, Susanne. Apparently old blogger can't comment on new blogger and vice versa. Hope they get it fixed soon.

I'm excited about what Jules is doing here. I see wonderful posts all the time with one or even no comments and think, why on earth does no one know about this person.

I can't wait to get my nominations in. And I have some old friends out here who have done outstanding posts that should be brought into the spotlight, too. :-)

Your soup sounds wonderful, especially right now when it's just sooooo cold here.

Chris said...

The Treasure Hunt looks fun and the soup looks good!

Thanks for sharing with us.

Kate said...

You ALWAYS ALWAYS have some of the best recipes! Copying this one too!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh my, that soup sounds delicious! Makes me want to go out and get another ham (we had one Christmas Eve) and have the bone, just so I can make it.

Thanks for sharing! :)

Julie said...

Now you've got me wanting some soup!

I just wish it was a little cooler in my neck of the woods.

Chappyswife said...

Sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.