Keeping Old Man Winter at Bay with Soup


Connie MooreSnowy old man winter has finally decided to visit us here in Ohio. Weekdays are filled with work, trying to stay safe on the roads and quick evening meals. By the time Friday night gets here, we are ready for some serious cooking to stave off the cold.

In my kitchen, weekends are the best time to cook. At our house, Saturday and Sunday have a reasonable, slower schedule. Oh, there may be shopping trips, work projects or visitors, but the time is still ours. Time to bake bread, try a new recipe, simmer a pot of soup all day, bake pies or cookies. There’s plenty to eat as we work and relax our two days away.

If visitors drop in, a pot of coffee is started, the cookie tin opened or a pie is cut, and if they can stay, extra soup bowls are stacked by the stove.

This bean soup chases away cold weather and warms the hearth and heart.

Vegetarian Bean Soup

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

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