Bean Soup, Bean soup, the more you eat the more you toot.
That was definitely the case after we dined on this tasty delight of North Woods Bean Soup. Joshua and I played a symphony of GAStronomy after dinner tonight, pardon the pun. We were tootin' machines. Ha. Ha. Ha.
The original recipe called for canned chicken broth and beans. Pmfff. With a little pre-planning, homemade broth and beans are right around the corner.
A great recipe for crockpot chicken broth can be found on A Year of Slowcooking. I usually put the ingredients together in the crockpot before I go to bed. Then I wake up to the wafting aroma of savory, rich broth.
Bean central has a good rule of thumb on how to prepare your dried beans. Remember, don't add acidic foods like tomatoes or lemons to your beans before they are soft; you will end up chipping a tooth on the stony, rock hard beans.
Have you ever perused Rancho Gordo Beans? Seriously, these heirloom beans are fantastic.
Looking for something to go with your bean soup? Bless Us O Lord blog has delicious and moist cornbread. Just as the name describes, it IS moist and delicious. Yum.
We gobbled up two bowls of soup. . . and there was enough for leftovers too.