one of the regular meals in our house is bean soup. we have a variety of these recipes, but our favorite is a delicious hearty navy bean soup with carrots that papi makes. of course, the beans must be sorted and cleaned first. we enjoy including maya in the preparation of our food because we like for her to understand and appreciate where our food comes from and the work that is involved in preparing it. so this is an important job that she takes very seriously - fairy wings and all!
after soaking, we will have yummy bean soup tonight!
bon appetite, everyone...
p.s. my husband wants to know if anyone has a non-meat alternative to the hamhock called for in the recipe above? we've tried various things but we're still experimenting and would love any suggestions!