Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunny Morning Farm's Italian Red Bean Soup

 I've been playing in the kitchen today, making up a new recipe.
I have to say it was a very successful attempt, this was very yummy!
 Of course this was made in my Electric Pressure Cooker.
This is such a multi purpose cooker and I use it practically everyday.
 Made a couple loaves of my Homemade Italian Loaves
(recipe another day)
 It was such a bright sunny day today and I was so happy to have that sunshine in my kitchen.
Getting ready for a big snow storm Wednesday.
 Not perfect but they sure do taste good!
Surprise Fruit Cake for dessert straight from Canada!
Danny's Aunt Dee sent this to us and it was in the mailbox today.
I guess she knew how much he loves fruitcake! He was so happy to get this, THANKS DEE!!!!
Isn't it beautiful, of course homemade, and delish!!
Can't wait for a slice with a nice cup of sweet creamed coffee in the morning!!
Sunny Morning Farm Italian Red Bean Soup
1 pound package Small Red Beans Dried (Minus a good handful, not really but I spilled that many of mine on the floor and had to toss them, lol)
Cook in electric pressure cooker with 8 cups water, salt and black pepper to taste, 80 lbs pressure for 40 minutes.
Or cook in pot on stovetop until beans are tender and make sure there is around 8 cups of bean juice in with the beans.
Add: 1 Quart Chicken Stock (I used my homemade Chicken Stock)
14 ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
1 Cup tomato puree
1 pkg sliced pepperoni (I'm not sure what size pkg but it's an adult fist size, lol)
8 ounces dry spiral noodles, uncooked
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 small can diced green chilies
3 bay leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons Taco Seasoning (I use some that I buy in bulk and it is very spicy)
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
Salt and Cracked Black Pepper to taste
After beans are cooked until tender, add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until pasta is tender and soup is slightly thickened. Serve with Green Olives, grated fresh Mozzarella Cheese and sliced Italian Bread. 

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