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Wet and Raining in Oklahoma City

This is not the kind of weather little dogs or old ladies like to get out in. Ted and I were talking about the sun last night and how impossible it is for me to stay grounded without it. We settled on an island paradise as the perfect place to live which is a far cry from where we are. The weather reminded me of Laura Emerson's bean soup. She is the best cook that I know and her bean soup is something I make in cold weather. Here goes what I put in the pot. Whatever kind of ham scraps that I have in the freezer that are lean. As many different kinds of beans as I could assemble. navy, pinto and black beans. You can use 7 or 8 different kinds and this just makes it better. A can of tomatoes and a can of green Chili peppers. Season with 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, l fourth tsp cumin, 1 tsp salt, ltsp pepper, one fourth teaspoon of basil, 1 fourth tsp marjoram. You can adjust seasoning to your taste buds. I put everything in the crock pot and let it simmer from the time I get up until I am ready for a late lunch. I forgot to say add garlic and minced onion. I don't particularly like corn bread but I serve it with this because Ted loves it. It is great on a cold blustery day and great comfort food. You can make it soupier with beef broth if you like. Laura's pies are to dream about. Her apple pie is a poem. I know some of you have had the privilege of dining with her and they are superb! Just ask Jeremy.

posted on Jan 25, 2021 8:18 AM ()


I am now holding a moment a hallowed joyful silence in honor of and in thankfulness for Laura's pies....

comment by marta on Feb 1, 2021 5:25 AM ()
Those pies are heaven!! When we spent a few days at her house, we had pecan pie for breakfast.
reply by elderjane on Feb 2, 2021 4:35 AM ()
Food food glorious food I'm off to the fridge SNACK ON A SMOKED CHICKEN
comment by kevinshere on Feb 1, 2021 2:56 AM ()
Ah Kristy, we loved going out to lunch several times a week but I just got word that I get the vaccine today. It will take two since is one of those. Ted hasn't been notified.
comment by elderjane on Jan 30, 2021 2:31 AM ()
Hell on the Red salsa.

That can probably make anything taste good!
comment by jjoohhnn on Jan 26, 2021 6:14 AM ()
That isn't the kind of soup I'd prefer no matter who makes it. Donna like an occasional bean but I never developed a taste for them. Winter sucks here too. We finally had two sunny days after 21 cloudy or cloudy with snow. The streak will end tomorrow with a few inches of snow. But the days are getting noticeably longer, I focus on that.
comment by jjoohhnn on Jan 25, 2021 4:06 PM ()
Beans are not my favorite either but the seasoning makes this soup taste good and different. I am all out of ideas when it comes to cooking. In Oklahoma everyone loves Mexican food and we have that often with sour cream and Hell on the Red salsa.
reply by elderjane on Jan 26, 2021 5:50 AM ()
Oh yes! She's an amazing cook, but don't let Jeri kid you. She's an outstanding cook, as well. My family and I have had the distinct privilege of dining with them both!

The bean soup sounds very good. I'm a lover of all things legume and I agree with Jeri, the more the merrier!
comment by jerms on Jan 25, 2021 9:00 AM ()
I know where our beloved Mexican food is and we have felt like we are in a desert since we are careful not to eat in restaurants during the pandemic. We may violate our rules for our anniversary. thanks for the kind words. I miss being hospitable but this too shall pass.
reply by elderjane on Jan 26, 2021 5:53 AM ()
Yum that sounds good!!!
Our day is blah here in VA too. Hang in there
comment by kristilyn3 on Jan 25, 2021 8:26 AM ()
I did get out yesterday to the grocery store. It was exhausting because you get no help at Aldi's.
reply by elderjane on Feb 2, 2021 4:37 AM ()

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