Friday, January 02, 2009
New Year's Soup
I got a new cookbook for Christmas. It's a Soup cookbook and since I love to make soup it's a perfect fit! :)
I decided to make Navy Bean & Ham soup for New Year's Day.
I soaked the beans the night before (I actually remembered to do this!) and threw everything else in the crockpot yesterday morning. What I found strange was that it said it made 6 servings yet it filled TWO CROCKPOTS. Who are you serving?? Paul Bunyan?
Anyway - I went ahead and made the soup and while it smelled delish...the results were only...blah.
The soup is missing something - some kind of spice, some salt some....???
The ham I bought was really really tasty as I was cutting it up but after sitting in the pot all day tasted very bland.
We have so much leftover...I don't know what to do with it. I'm considering adding cooked carrots & celery and I dont' know what else? Any spice suggestions? I know it'll freeze up well and we'll eventually eat it all but I'd like to make it a little tastier!
**I also would like a new digital camera as I think my pictures are very blah. Too bad my birthday is so far away!**