My father won't talk to me so there's not much I can say about that. I try to defend his position and he won't speak to his only daughter. Yee ha. I never disrespected him. I've done nothing but talk positively about him but he's losing his mind and there is nothing I can do about it.
OB Food: Dad's Navy Bean Soup
1 lb. dried navy beans soaked per package directions 2 smoked pork ham hocks, a large meaty cooked ham bone or 1 lb. sliced salt pork or thick bacon 1 bay leaf (I use 2-3 large bay leaves) 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/2 tsp. salt 8 cups water
Place the soaked beans in a stock pot. Cover well with cups water;sometimes I add a cup of chicken broth or stock instead of just water. Add bay leaf, garlic, onion and pork. (If using salt pork brown it lightly first and dice.) Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove the meat from the bones and cut into bite-sized pieces. Add back to the soup. Add water if needed but the soup should not be thin. Serves 8 hungry people.
Recipe courtesy of Colonel Max McQuown, USMC Retired
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