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Old 04-09-2012, 11:28 PM   #616
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Good gravy, I thought we had it bad, that is ridiculous, does your cars up there get better mileage than down this way? I sure hope so.

I know in other countries their cars get better mileage than the USA does, it figures doesn't it.

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:54 AM   #617
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Jim, Jim, Jim!!??
"Sigh"!
Don't you know that, here in the good, "ole" US of A -
we're supposed to make sure the "benevolent", Oil and Car companies -
can maximize their profits!!
(The main concern, should be - "Share-Holder", Value!!)

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Jim, Jim, Jim!!??
"Sigh"!
Don't you know that, here in the good, "ole" US of A -
we're supposed to make sure the "benevolent", Oil and Car companies -
can maximize their profits!!
(The main concern, should be - "Share-Holder", Value!!)

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That is the truth, I am going to just say that and not get on my soap box about the sorry low life money grabbing politicians.
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"Money grabbing"!?!
I think that's a little - misguided and harsh!
We've got the Best, politicians that money can buy!!!
So, there!!!
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Yep, they're all as honest as the day is long. Well, maybe December 21st - the shortest day of the year. Nah, even that's quite a stretch. But a lot of them have good intentions.... before they take office.

Does anyone have a good bean soup recipe? I have a ham bone left over from Easter and some dry beans.
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"Ham and Bean Soup"

This presupposes you have a "meaty", ham-bone.
The more meat you have - the more beans you can use -
also', if and how much veggies you're going to use -
carrots, peas, corn, potatoes, spinach, etc. ...

This recipe is for 1 cup of beans.

1 cup beans
4 cups water (for a 1 pound, bag of beans - 8 cups of water -
(it's better to make sure you have enough water!)
1 1/2 cups celery
1 large onion, chopped
3/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf

Combine the beans and water in a large sacepan
(large enough for the amount of beans and
veggies you're going to use)
Boil - as soon as it reaches a boil - reduce the heat and
simmer for 2 minutes - not 4 minutes or 3!
Time it and catch it at 2 min.!!

Remove from heat and cover - let stand for 1 hour.
Rinse and drain the beans.

In the same pan combine beans -
4 cups fresh, water
Ham bone
celery
onion
pepper
bay leaf
Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about, 1 hour to 1 & 1/2
hours -
Until they're tender.

When cool enough to handle -
cut the meat off of the Ham-bone and disgard the bone and the
bay leaf.
Mash the beans slightly -
Return the meat to the pan and reheat.

If you're going to add veggies -
After you mash the beans - then add the veggies -
Simmer for 15 min. and then add the meat.
You may have to add a little water to the mashed beans,
before you add the veggies.

"RF"

Also, a little "dollop" of sour-cream in the bowl is nice!

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Thank you Ross!!

I'm going to make this tomorrow.

Barb

ETA: Do you use navy beans?
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Also, there are some other "tasty" tricks you can do with this recipe!
Bacon (bake or fry first)
Mashed potatoes - even "instant".
Watch the timing on your water-boiling times!
Pork-Hocks work well with this.

"RF"

Yeah - Navy Beans, White Beans, Great Northern Beans - they all work!
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Sounds good.
My fav..yellow split peas and then its called French Canadian pea soup
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Yeah!
Done it with split-peas, garbonzo beans, pinto beans ... whatever we have!!
Just got to watch the timing!

(creeper - you just had to bring up some "Canadian" thing - didn't you!)
He, he' he!!

Split pea - sour cream and some "Sherry" on top of the bowls!!!
Oh Yeah!!!

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I can't help it if thats what its called, I don't make this stuff up. Lets call it American split pea soup then, still tastes good.
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Now you're gonna give me a complex and everything will have to be North American
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Don't go running off and get a "complex"!!!
(What's wrong with "North American?!?)
For that matter - what's wrong with "Canadian"!?!
I don't see anything wrong with either!!!
(Kids these days - Jeesh!!)
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Ok, there will be no running off from you my friend. Besides didn't I tell you already that my grandmother was born in Wisconsin. My sister currently lives in Buffalo and my brother used to commute (I'm not even joking) to chicago for work. So you see, I'm practically (somehow if you stretch your imagination)
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Bean soup and cornbread, the only thing missing would be fried potatoes and a big slice of onion, and a big ole glass of buttermilk. Man, now I'm hungry. Have you ever had taco soup? That is some fine eattin also, I got to see if I can find that recipe. Come to think of it, we may have some deer meat in the fridg, dear ole boloney. OK, I'm over it now.

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