Colorado has seen our fair share of beautiful days over the last few weeks, but our weather is getting ready to turn.
The weather people are predicting a weekend full of snow. Of course, they have been known to be wrong but predictably the grocery store was filled with folks anticipating being dumped on.
Now being dumped on is a good thing if you are in the mountains and prepared to ski. But driving to the mountains while the snow is falling is not so much fun. Manservant was planning on skiing this weekend and I am not so sure he is going to make it.
In which case me being prepared, means having food in the house. I have all the staples and I am ready to hunker down.
Magazines are waiting to be read, and all I need is Manservant to chop some wood. Truth be told, I don’t mind hunkering down.
To me there isn’t much better than being in my pj’s all day, while sitting next to a toasty fire, and gazing out the window at Manservant operating the snow blower. I promise I’ll even have the hot chocolate waiting as he strips out of his wet clothes.
So, I’m guessing there might be a few folks across the nation that are getting tired of this scenario. One thing I can promise is that you won’t get tired of this soup.
We’ve been eating it all week. Manservant loves beans. I mean he really loves beans. It used to be that pintos were his thing and where I came from it was kidney beans. Honestly, neither are my favorite.
I like white navy beans. (Now why are navy beans white?) And Great Northerns. And black beans. And teeny red beans. I like green beans. I love cacoa beans and coffee beans but I guess that is getting off track.
I used mayocoba beans in this soup which is an heirloom Peruvian bean, similar to a pinto. They contain 9g of fiber and 8g of protein per a 1/4 cup. Not bad for a little bean.
I soaked my beans but if time is short, feel free to use canned beans. And I don’t even care what variety! Check out the dried bean council if you’d like.
Soup is a hard thing to mess up which is totally unlike predicting weather. Don’t be afraid to use other types of meat and you could even leave it out.
I’ve seen many varieties of BBQ bean soup that used short ribs. Now my mother loves short ribs, but me, not so much. Personalize this soup to your heart’s content. I wasn’t sure where I was going when I began, but this turned out so good that Manservant has been eating it every day.
As it happens, his parents sent a honey baked ham for the holidays and because there are only two of us, I put a lot in the freezer. Manservant takes that ham and lays it across the top of this soup and is in hog heaven.
I’ve also seen him poach or fry some eggs and put those on top. It is hard to keep this man from his beans!
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This hearty bean soup with sausage is hearty and filling. And so, so good!
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