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Monday, June 6, 2011

Butter Bean Soup

i am a little under the weather today... how i got a cold in June i will never know....

so i decided to make some BUTTER BEAN SOUP... i wanted dried beans but i couldn't find any...

diced some leeks...

diced celery... and just sauteed it all together with a little olive oil and a knob of butter... then added the stock.... and let it simmer on the stove slowly for about an hour...

i am going to add some spinach at the very end right before serving so it just slightly melts...

i have anadama bread rising on the counter out of my Bread Baker's Apprentice cookbook...and don't know if it's going to be baked or not...moving pretty slow...

Butter Bean Soup

2 ribs of celery

2 leeks

one can of butter beans, rinsed and drained

a couple of handfuls of spinach

about 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1/2 cup pastina

chopped italian parsley to garnish

saute the celery and leek together in a little olive oil and butter till soft

add the chicken or vegetable stock

let simmer slowly about an hour

just before serving add a couple handfuls of spinach

add the drained butter beans

about 1/2 cup of pastina and cook till the pasta is cooked, about 5 minutes

add some chopped fresh italian parsley

sprinkle with parmesan if desired

i did a little taste test ...and it's good. o,k, here i go...i am going to go and bake the bread.