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Fort Benning, GA, United States
I'm an army wife, working mom of 2 kids, and a dancer for fun! My husband Tim works the at the combatives school here on fort benning. I work for MWR at Outdoor Recreation as their admin assistant...I absolutely LOVE my job I couldn't have found anything better! My daughter, Kennedie, was born in January of 04 and our son, Cale, was born June of 09 - that's right they are 5 and a half years apart! Kennedie is VERY involved in dancing. Cale is well on his way to become a fighter - daddy is already working on his punching and kicking techniques! This blog started out as a recipe sharing venture but now it's going to turn into a more "granola" way to live. Cheap recipes more homemade recipes and repurposing things. I'm a crafter at heart so i'm going to throw some of that in their too!

Monday, January 11, 2010

"ockee" bean soup

When i was a little kid and my dad would make this soup with left over ham - i called it "ockee" (like gross) so NO ONE ELSE would want to eat it.  I was convinced that if i told everyone it was nasty they wouldn't eat it and i could have it all to myself!  So our family since then has called it ockee bean soup!

Boil ham bone in water (save water)
Scrape meat off the bone (cut into 1" chunks)
(save time with the last step with cutting everything off the bone after you cook it initially, and save the bone in a seperate bag - then just put the ham chunks and bone in together and it's easier to get the bone out later!)


Potatoes (2-3 medium cut into chunks)
1 1/2 cups corn
1 cup green beans
2 cans navy beans
1 cup peas
1 med onion, diced
1 cup broccoli
1 cup sliced celery
3-4 carrots sliced

Bring to boil, lower heat, simmer until potatoes are done

this is a very adaptable recipe i also added penni pasta to mine.  if you don't have all the ingredients no big deal add what you have and either leave it out completely or subsitute it!

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