When I pull the slippers out of the closet, I know it’s time for a pot of bean soup. I am no kitchen diva, but I know good bean soup when I taste it, and this is my favorite:
2 cups dried beans (I like black beans)
6 cups hot water
1 big onion, cubed
2 tablespoons Summer Savory (the bean herb — goes great with all beans)
3 cloves of garlic, smashed
1 big can of smashed tomatoes (optional)
Throw it all in the crockpot after breakfast and get ready for a tasty dinner. If I’m really feeling fancy, I’ll whip up some cilantro and sour cream in the Cuisiart for a dollop on the top, but the soup really doesn’t need it.
This crockpot of soup that’s cooking in the kitchen right now is my first Autumn activity. Now I need to go chop down the sunflowers. The birds have picked them clean and they’re ready for the compost.