“HOUSE” AND “SENATE”.. BEAN SOUP…NO SUBPOENA REQUIRED..

Found these in a newspaper article from a 1987 clipping. I’ve read and reread. I know there’s a message in here somewhere. There seems to be an aroma of truth.

HOUSE BEAN SOUP

2 pounds number 1 white Michigan beans

1 smoked ham hock

Water

Salt and Pepper to taste

Cover beans with cold water; soak overnight. Drain. Recover with water. Add ham hock simmer slowly about 4 hours until beans are cooked tender.  Add salt and pepper to suit taste.  

Just before serving, bruise beans with large spoon or ladle, enough to cloud.

Serves about 6 persons.

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SENATE BEAN SOUP

1 pound dry navy beans

1 meat ham bone or 1  1/2 pounds ham hocks

1 cup chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup celery

1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes*

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp basil

1 bay leaf

*Two-thirds cup mashed potato flakes may be substituted.

Wash and sort beans.  In large kettle, cover beans with 6 to 8 cups hot water.  Bring to a boil.  Remove from heat, cover and let stand 1 hour.  Add another 2 quarts cold water and ham bone.  Bring to boil, simmer 1 1/2 hours.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Simmer 20 to 30 minutes until beans are tender.  Remove ham bone, trim off meat, return to soup.  Serve hot.  Freeze any leftovers if desired.

Makes about 3 quarts.

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Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck

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The future is right ahead of me. At the age of 84, all new projects are interesting.Memories and friends of the past are with me every day. I love to share my thoughts along with comments and opinions (of course) of this day and today's times and challenges. Photography is my hobby. Although I haven't done many photos of people, I've found there are photo challenges in every direction. Born and raised in Michigan, the peaceful woods and wildlife have always attracted me. Graduating from high school in 1953, college was of no interest to me. My Dad used to say, "some folks get a college education and may still not have enough sense to come in out of the rain." That's always been enough for me because I do, have that much sense, about the rain. I have learned one important fact about life. Old isn't as old as I always thought it was.

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