lentils, split peas, lima beans and garbanzos are some of the dry foods that
should be stocked extensively. Here are some easy ways to fix them in a tasty
The lima bean and the garbanzo are my
When you make the garbanzo recipe, throw in some cubed
ham. It can't be beat.
bean recipe. Serves at least 6
cups of beans. Spread out on table and remove rocks and dirt balls. Soak
overnight. Boil until soft. Add salt to taste. Fry one jalapeno pepper with
one medium onion. Add to beans.
At this time
you have bean soup. Ready to eat.
For me, I
like it burning hot. I add crackers to thicken it up some. Then, a generous
amount of home made salsa to cool it off a little.
For any left
overs, mash the beans and the soup becomes a paste. Add cooking oil as needed
when re-frying for next meal.
Pea or Lentil Soup recipe. Serves 6
cups of split peas. Rinse. Place in pan and cover with water. Boil until
soft. Continue adding water as it boils away. Add home made tomato soup base.
Add salt to your taste.
Bean or Garbanzo soup recipe. Serves 6
cups of Lima beans or garbanzos and soak overnight. Boil until soft. Add
tomato soup base. Add one or two bay leaves. Add salt to taste. Cook a few
minutes to mix ingredients.