Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Last night I made Bacon and White Bean Soup. I got the reciepe from " For the Love of Cooking" It was wonderful, easy and sooo cozy.
- 4 strips of lean bacon
- 3 large carrot, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 15 1/2-ounce cans white beans, drained
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Add 2 cans of beans, bay leaf and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the carrots and celery are soft.
Uncover and remove the bay leaf. Using a potato masher or an immersion blender, partially mash the bean mixture until it thickens slightly. Stir in the last can of beans, parsley and bacon. Taste and re-season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, if needed. Enjoy.