hey guys, i had a TERRIBLE day yesterday. it was going along fine until someone said something to me that was so ignorant, insulting, and inappropriate that it just caused my good mood to come crashing down. it made me feel so bad about myself. so, i went to be around 9pm, cried myself to sleep, and then woke up at 3am wide awake. i got up and did some cleaning, read some blogs, and then finally felt tired again around 5am. i went back to sleep intending to sleep until my normal wake-up time: 6am. instead, i woke up at 8am! oops. so, i’m still trying to deal with yesterday and running late this morning.
all i’ve got for you is the recipe i promised yesterday.
it’s super easy and i LOVE it! i’m moving in about 2 months, so i’ve already started thinking about eating down my pantry – it will probably take 2 months to do it! one thing that i’ve had for a while is a bag of dried mixed beans. i wanted to use them up, so i threw things together and ended up with this soup.
mixed bean and sausage soup
- 2 cups dried mixed beans
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 16 oz. kielbasa chicken or turkey sausage
- 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
- basil, to taste
- salt, to taste
prepare mixed beans according to package. i did an overnight soak and then cooked them in water for 2 hours. mix together broth, beans, sausage cut in half and then in 1/2 in pieces, basil, salt, and onions. simmer on stove until onions are soft.
i didn’t try my soup until it sat in the refrigerator for a day, so the flavors were really well mixed. it’s easy, has LOTS of beans, and is tasty!
have you ever cooked with dried mixed beans? what did you make?
feel free to share recipes and links!