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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!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bean and Bacon Soup


My husband used to eat this when he was little - i had never had it before.  We made it with cornbread (i had a traditional cornbread recipe in a pouch and i added sugar to make it sweet!) took me about an hour from start to finish.

Ingredients:
2 cans Campbell's Bean and Bacon soup
2 cans pinto beans
2 cans great Northern beans
1 pound link sausage [beef or pork] sliced (i used ground sausage and cooked it that way)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. olive oil

Sauté onion, garlic and sausage in olive oil. Add soup, beans, and 2 soup cans water. Simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep from sticking. Good with Corn Bread.

This is a pretty cheap meal i only had to buy the canned stuff so i spent $5.02 total (i didn't use a pound of ground sausage and i got that on sale and still have about 1/2 lb left of it for something else!) and i didn't put a whole onion in either!

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