This week, at least a couple of nights, it was cooler out. I seen this recipe on Pinterest and have been craving it ever since. So, watching the weather I put it in the crock pot when I knew we would have a cool evening. I love coming home after work to the smell of food.
This is super simple but, definitely comfort food at it’s best. I served it with jalapeno cornbread and was in my glory. Even though the hubs had to find a lil sumpin, sumpin to eat himself 😉
Slow cooker Ham and White Beans
1 lb. package dried northern beans
About 1 lb. of diced ham (I used 14 oz. and I also preferred to use Canadian bacon)
2 t. onion powder
7 c. of chicken broth
salt and pepper, to taste
1 T. of butter (optional)
Rinse the beans in a colander. Add to the crock pot: beans, ham, onion powder, salt, pepper and butter. Add the chicken broth. Cover and cook on low about 8 hours. *I browned my ham/Canadian bacon in a pan first, this step is optional.
Recipe adapted from Plainchicken.com. Yield: 6 servings.
Off the subject of food but, it was a short recipe so here’s a couple pictures of our garden.
Remember I’m in Michigan so I’m way behind some of you folks. My tomatoes are quarter size, my hot peppers are still green and my corn has a way to go. I have onions galore, green onions, chives, sweet basil, cilantro, dill, radishes and parsley though that I have been using. Some bunnies had their fill of lettuce as we have no more. Oddly, they don’t touch the carrots…maybe because they’re underground? Who knows 😉
My blackberry bushes, we have loads of these.
And last, but not least by far, my Crissy and my grand son at 28 weeks…getting closer! 😀 Though, I wish she wouldn’t have cut her pretty head off though…lol! 😉