I have been drinking lots of honey and lemon, in chamomile tea, taking Mucinex, and staying warm. I decided I would catch up on some of the shows I have been wanting to watch like, Downton Abbey, Doc Martin and Call the Midwife. I love British T.V., so I have been kind of enjoying my time on the couch. Today, I am feeling a little better, so I am hoping to be back up and on my feet by Friday!
I think I will cook a pot of ham and beans in my electric pressure cooker today, using this recipe. Have I mentioned how much I love my pressure cooker?
Ham and Bean Soup
*6 cups pre soaked beans (I use 1 cup of dried navy beans and 2 cups 13 bean mix, also dried)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
ham hock or shank (I also used about a cup or so of chopped ham that I had)
Place the ham hock or shank, beans, onion and garlic into the pressure cooker.
Add enough water to completely cover the beans. Place the lid in place, Set to high pressure and set time for 30 minutes. When the timer goes off, let the pressure go down naturally. Add salt and pepper to taste.
*Because I am kind of a lazy cook, I hardly ever soak my beans overnight . . . :0)
I just clean them, put them in a pot, cover with water and bring them to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover with a lid, and let them sit for 1 hour . . .done!
I think I'm done for the day . . . tomorrow will be better!