We have rain in the forecast for tonight...so I decided to make a simple supper of bean soup and dilly bread. This is about as easy as it gets...and if you have ham hocks in your freezer or fridge...you're on your way. The dilly bread was Bessie's recipe and the bread is in the oven. I'll post the recipe tomorrow.When the bread comes out, I'll slice it, grate some Gruyere cheese and toast it under the broiler. Simple.
Simmer slowly 3 to 3 1/2 hours or till beans are soft
Let cool, remove ham hock and shred meat Add meat back to soup Heat and serve Sometimes I garnish with some shredded fresh spinach and just let the heat of the soup melt the spinach...looks pretty too.
the night will never stay, the night will still go by, though with a million stars you pin it to the sky; though you bind it with the blowing wind, and buckle it with the moon, the night will slip away like sorrow or a tune.