Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Pot Of "Gold": Vegetable Bean Soup/Ree Drummond

Vegetables and beans:

Sometimes I get a craving for a big pot of vegetables. Especially during the winter.

There is nothing more comforting.

Okay, maybe there is, snuggling with the one you love; that is comforting.

Do you know who the Pioneer Woman is?

Have you taken the time to keep up with Ree Drummond?

I check on her daily. I love her stories, sarcasm, and funny demeanor.

If I need to be put in a good mood instantly, I visit Ree's blog, "The Pioneer Woman".

Yesterday when I was doing my normal "favorite" blog checks, I ran across Ree's new blog post. She has written a romance novel about her adventures with her "Marlboro Man" husband, "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels". I am so excited about this book, and Ree last night posted that she is giving away 5 of them. All I had to do was comment on her blog post about my favorite romance novel.

Ha, something easy for me to do.....finally, I may just have a chance at winning something (emphasis on may) .

When I went to leave my comment,

I had to scroll,

and scroll,

and scroll,

and I started experiencing cramping in my scroll finger,

scroll some more,

and more,

finally I reached the bottom of the comment page.

I left my comment, went back to the top of the page and realized I was comment # 18,943....

What are my chances of winning a copy of that book now???

Pretty slim.

That's okay though, as soon as the book hits the shelves I will be the first one there.

I have got to read this book!!

Now that I'm done sharing my excitement with you, I will now return to the soup.

I posted a soup similar to this one in December, but this one has no chicken or spices. Just broth, beans, and vegetables. I love a quick-fix minestrone.

This is what I did, and it is so easy.

Vegetable-Bean Soup/Minestrone

8 c. broth (3 c. chicken broth and 5 c. beef broth)
2 stalks of celery, cut in bite size pieces
1 c. chopped onion
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
1 can white navy beans
1 can light red kidney beans
2 cans green beans
1 c. frozen peas
1/2 box of sea shell macaroni
Salt and pepper to taste

Place the broth in a dutch oven, bring to a slow boil and cook onion, celery, and carrots. Cook until fork tender. Add all the beans and peas. Continue boiling and cook the macaroni according to package directions. When the macaroni is done, your soup is ready to eat.

Very simple hearty soup, even though I longed for some chopped fresh spinach....

Good Luck~Happy Eating~Enjoy

"I can do everything by the power of Christ. He gives me strength." Phil. 4:13


  1. Sounds like a wonderfully warming & delicious soup. MMM! I CANNOT begin to imagine any post getting that many comments! I'm thrilled to pieces when I get 5!! =) Thanks for sharing another wonderful winter meal.

  2. That Sounds awesome especially when it is this cold outside:))
    Hey I have little blog award for you at my blog..


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