Homemade Bean Soup
16 Bean Soup Mix (or 2-3 cans Great Northern beans)
can of chopped tomatoes
2 Grated carrots
chopped ham / bacon
1 chopped onion minced garlic (browned in olive oil)
Rinse and soak beans in large pan overnight, if using dry beans. Drain and rinse the beans.
Add 6 cups of water and simmer 1 ½ hours. Add spice packet or flavorings of choice.
Add any optional ingredients. Can puree ½ of bean mixture and use milk if want it creamier.
Simmer for another hour or so.
This is for those cold days 'Up North'.