Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Baby It's COLD Outside..............

..........and I got out of bed at 6:30 to go substitute this morning,

and they had forgot to call and tell me the day had been changed,

so I came back home,

 put on flannel pajama pants, fuzzy socks, and a long sleeve t-shirt that doesn't match,

and put the finishing touches on this in the crockpot. Great weather for this soup! I have been using this mix for quite some time, but it occurred to me that I can put together the dried beans myself, since I don't use the flavor packet(too salty for me). You can use this with either smoked sausage or hamhock. I usually save the ham bone from spiral hams when I get them on sale, and it makes the best soup! I hope you don't EVER throw those ham bones away!
What are some favorite things you like to warm up with on these cold winter days? Have a blessed day, and stay warm.


Diva Kreszl said...

we are a family of soup definitely making soup! I would never dream of throwing out a ham bone!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie,
Haven't talked to you in ages so thought I would pop in and say hi. Hope your Christmas and New Years was full of wonderful celebrations. I am so in the mood for soup. I actually just made a batch of chicken tortilla soup.


Christine said...

I like to warm up to a toasty fire with some hot cocoa.While listening to some easy music. I can drift off to places that I can only imagine.

Melinda said...

Hi Jackie--

Sounds like a good day and soup to top it off.
We didn't have school today due to our bad weather. None tomorrw either. WoooooHoooo!

Stay comfy:)


Christina said...

Oh,oh,oh. I love those 15 bean soup mixes and we almost never use the seasoning packet either. Years ago I forgot to add it one time and it tasted wonderful without. Usually all of that sodium and who knows what else goes in the trash. My hubby recently smoked a ham and saved the ham bone for me---delish!

Right now I am making myself a very large mug of hot tea---just plain ole hot tea! Usually hot natured here, but with this record cold weather, even I am chilly, esp. my toes.

Stay warm!

Jennifer said...

I confess - I do throw my ham bones away (well, when I have whole hams but that has been awhile)....I guess I need to get one - and make soup! Sounds so yummy on these frigid days we are having!

Tara said...

Love soups! All kinds, except for cold soups. YUK!

May have to give that 15 bean soup a try. Never have seen that before.

Stay warm.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Yum. That sounds like a great idea!