Showing posts with label soups. Show all posts
Showing posts with label soups. Show all posts

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Soup Beans And Cornbread

You northerners might right about now be thinking, what? But if you're a southerner, Soup beans and cornbread, has probably graced your dinner table more than once. With lots of blustery winter days still left {ugggggggh!}, I thought I'd share this favorite easy meal of mine with y'all.

It's a winner in my book for a couple of reasons, price is one. This is one budget friendly meal. It really can help to stretch your grocery money. And two, who doesn't love a big ole' bowl of warm soup on a cold winter's day??? It's a win-win kind of a meal. Here's the recipe I use...........

Soup Beans Ingredients 

1 lb. dry pinto beans
1 tsp. chili powder {more if you're feeling fiery}
salt to taste
At least 6 cups water
1 onion chopped
1/2 pound ham {bone in} 

Wash dried pinto beans and place in crock pot . Cover with cold water. Allow to sit in crock pot {in OFF position} all night. The next morning, drain beans and add 6 cups water {or more. You want all ingredients covered well with water} to crock pot along with seasonings, onions and ham. Stir well. Set that crockpot on low for 8 hours, and go on about your day as usual cause that crockpot is getting dinner all ready for you. Serve with your favorite cornbread, because beans without cornbread, well that's just like peanut butter without jelly.  And, for the love of all things southern, serve those beans with hot sauce y'all. I promise, this will warm you on the coldest of nights!

Now if you're a little wistful and dreaming of warmer days, you could choose to end your meal with Peach Cobbler and Ice Cream {my favorite recipe here}! I know it's only February, but a girl can dream, right?

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Vegetable Beef Soup

This is one of those soups that you're probably thinking, "what's the big whoop", "there's nothing special or post worthy about this soup"? But you know, sometimes simple is special. Sometimes easy is comforting and just what a busy day needs. This is that soup. It's hearty and healthy and you probably have everything you need to make it already. The husband and kids loved it and it makes plenty of leftovers for the next day or to store away in the freezer for a later time.

What you'll need:

2 28 oz. cans diced tomatoes
32 oz. chicken broth
2 14 oz. cans black eyed peas
16 oz. bag of frozen corn
Lg. bag of fresh or frozen spinach
1 medium onion diced
1 lb. ground beef
1 12 oz. bag wide pasta noodles
1 T. dried basil
salt and pepper to taste


Brown ground beef, drain and set aside. Add all ingredients {including ground beef} to stew pot with enough water to make a soupy mixture.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat and allow to simmer for at least one hour. Let soup stand 30 minutes before serving.

I serve this soup with a large skillet of cornbread. Honey, when you live in the south, you just have to serve this with cornbread..... it's required! Enjoy and stay warm y'all!

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