soup perfect for winter evenings.

Ingredients :

° 1 bag (450 g) dry white beans

° 7 cups of water

° 1 ham bone

° 2 cups cooked ham, diced

° 1/4 cup chopped onion

° 1/2 tsp. salt

° a pinch of ground black pepper

° 1 bay leaf

° 1/2 cup sliced carrots

° 1/2 cup chopped celery

Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheese Balls

Preparation steps :

Rinse the beans and place them in a large saucepan; add water and bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes then remove from heat and let soak, covered, for 1 hour.

Add the ham bone to the pot, along with the onion, salt, pepper, and bay leaf; bring to boil, reduce heat, open & simmer for about 75 minutes, or to beans are tender.

Occasionally, remove any foam that may collect on top of the soup during cooking.
Adding carrots & celery; cooking to tender.

Remove bone from ham and collect rest of meat: adding meat to soup also discard bone. Stirring in soup and serving.