|Senate White Bean Soup.|
Fall brings these cool, cloudy days like the one we are having today. That just reminds me that it's time to make some soup. Senate Bean Soup is a favorite at our house and that's what I made today. This soup dates back to the early 20th century according to Wikipedia. "U.S. Senate Bean Soup or simply Senate bean soup is a soup made with navy beans, ham hocks, and sometimes mashed potatoes. It is served in the dining room of the United States Senate every day, in a tradition that dates to the early 20th century". (Well, I wonder if it is served during the government shutdown. Are the cooks on furlough????)
I use a slightly different recipe omitting the mashed potatoes and adding carrots, celery, a potato, onions and garlic.