We got 4" of snow yesterday - just enough to make the landscaping pretty,
but also just enough where the roads were dangerously slick. And now the
temps have really dropped. We officially hit below zero tonight - it is now -1F.
I do not like cold weather. Knowing it's going to be like this for 2-1/2 more
months is depressing to me. I wish I could hibernate until March. At least we
have soup to warm us up. This bean and bacon soup was really good -
hearty, tasty, and easy to make. It reminded me of a ham and bean soup,
though not as rich. I didn't have two cans of white beans ~ I had one can
of white beans and one can of pinto beans, so that's what I used. So use
whatever you have in your pantry. It's all good. But don't forego the fresh
rosemary if you can. I really think this added just the right touch to the soup.
You can find the recipe here. Serve with hot, buttery crusty bread.