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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

For something a little different....

Sorry to say there is no stitching to share today, so...How about a recipe?  This week the resident chef here at Chez Magpie made this wonderful soup.  This is a recipe I created many moons ago when I was doing all the cooking.

1 pkg dry beans (any kind will do)
Leftover ham pieces
3 large onions, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
6 T. chicken bouillon
2 bay leaves
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp chili powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 T. Worcestershire
2 T. parsley (dry or fresh)
28 oz. can tomatoes
Large can tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp. basil
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
Water to fill pot

The night before you plan to make the soup, cover the dry beans with water and let stand overnight. Rinse,  drain and return beans to pot.  Add remaining ingredients.  Simmer for three hours (or even better if it's simmered for five hours).  This makes a lot, so be prepared!  We portion it into freezer containers and freeze for when we need a quick meal.

Today the quote is from Marge Kennedy...."Soup is a lot like a family.  Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavour"


  1. That recipe looks delicious, just right for cool weather.
    The raspberry and cream BOM is lovely, thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I love your quote!

  3. Thank you for sharing your soup recipe. Right after I mentioned we might be having rained like mad and hailed a lot. This evening we had snow! Crazy Weather from Mother Nature. Great quote for the soup recipe. Warm Hugs...

  4. Sounds a lovely recipe Mary Anne. I think I will try it.... I have some leftover ham and turkey in the freezer from Christmas, I think it would be nice in soup. Thank you! Christine x

  5. Thank you for the BOM link to Judy's blog. I have just spent some time browsing and admiring quilt blocks that I'd enjoy making, and also even more blogsites to follow, lol.


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