I am showing you what we look like now before the predicted storm arrives. We finally dug decent paths through the snow from the last storm. Click on pic for a better look.
You can see steps....yippee!!!
I don't even remember what's under all this snow.
Teddy basically has given up and sleeps most of the day. The snow is supposed to be starting here in an hour. They are predicting another foot. And guess what? We have reservations in Skaneateles for Friday and Saturday. We wanted to travel somewhere that has some snow. We might have to cancel.
I thought it might be a good time to make some Navy bean soup. I boiled some navy beans with bay leaves and rosemary and let them sit for an hour.
Usually I would use ham hocks but I had none and I still can't get out to a store so I improvised and used bacon. I chopped it into pieces and fried it until it was crisp.
I chopped an onion and about 4 stalks of celery.
Then I chopped 4 carrots.
I removed the crisp bacon and left the bacon grease in the pot.
Then drained and rinsed the beans.
I added the onion, carrots and celery to the pot with the bacon grease and sauteed them until they softened.
Then I added the beans.
And about 6 cups of chicken stock, some fresh thyme, some chopped garlic and covered the pot and simmered for about 1 1/2 hours.
It's looking good.
I added some diced ham.
And the reserved crisp bacon bits. I removed and mashed some of the beans to thicken the soup.
If you don't hear from me for a while, send in the troops with shovels. I am under the snow somewhere, eating good soup!!!
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