Friday, January 30, 2015
One of the cookbooks was Mrs. Sundberg's Kitchen. The recipe they shared was Great Northern Bean soup. The lady rattled off the ingredients--2 cans of great northern beans, ro-tel, canned corn, and chicken, topped with shredded cheese.
I didn't buy that cookbook, but I did make the soup at home and will be making it again this week.
This is the 'recipe' that I use:
2 lb bag of Great Northern beans (cooked in the slow cooker with some salt, pepper, and garlic salt)
Once the beans are pretty well cooked I added 2 cans of Ro-Tel and one can of corn.
I then added 1 lb of cooked boneless chicken--cubed.
I didn't put any liquid on the beans other than enough water for them to cook in. I serve it with shredded cheese to top it.
This soup is SO good!
(I can't find the picture that I took from the first batch, but once I cook it again, this space will have a picture)
My mom always gives me bags of beans from her government commodities foods. I have (or had) an over stock of cans of Ro-Tel in the cabinet thanks to sales and coupons making them free. I always stay pretty well stocked up on canned vegetables, also thanks to sales and coupons. I buy the 3 lb bags of boneless skinless chicken breasts (preferably when they are on sale) and generally cook it all at once and then divide it into 3 parts in the freezer.
I did want to buy the Mrs. Sundberg's Kitchen cookbook because it's full of what I call every day foods recipes. Those are what I want. Instead I bought a Six Sister's cookbook, for the same reason, plus is has 52 menu plans and other goodies included.
I am highlighting both cookbooks below.