Sunday, October 26, 2008

Election Day menu...

Earlier tonight I was sitting down trying to come up with a menu for this week. Senate Bean Soup has been on my list of new things to try. Instead of this week though, I am saving it for Tuesday November the 4th, Election Day! So on that night we are having Capital Hill Senate Bean Soup for dinner and All-American Apple Pie for desert. I have never made the soup before, but found this recipe online. This soup is served everyday in the U.S. Capital.

Capital Hill Senate Bean Soup

1 pound dried navy beans or great northern beans, washed and drained
2 medium smoked ham hocks
3 medium potatoes, cooked and mashed
2 medium onions, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
2 large cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
Preparation:Cover beans with water and bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour. Drain bean liquid into a bowl; measure and add enough water or broth to make 5 quarts; pour back into beans. Bring beans to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 2 hours, or until beans are very tender. Add ham hocks, potatoes, onions, celery and garlic, and continue to simmer for another hour. Remove ham hocks and cut up meat; return to soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper.Makes about 2 gallons or 8 quarts.

Chocolate Covered Halloween:

This is what my kids named it. I found this over on ramblinggal1960. Hers looks so beautiful compared to mine. But mine was delish!!!!

White Almond Bark
Halloween oreos
candy corn
Halloween M&M's
Halloween sprinkles


Darlene said...

That looks like a yummy soup!!! The candy also YUM!!!!!

Our Complete Family said...

You've got some good things Cookin' here, Good Lookin'! Speaking of election day, Jas and I voted last week! It was so exciting! I love living in a country where we can have a say, no matter how tiny it might be! Thanks for the neat-o ideas!

kari and kijsa said...

Love this!
Have a blessed Sunday!
kari & kijsa

Shannon said...

That soup sounds delicious!

Kristi said...

Ok, I have to try that candy- I am a sucker for anything with almond bark. In fact, my grandma used to make a.b covered cheeseballs. Weird combo- but actually quite good. She would stick in on a Bugle to make a little ice cream cone for my kids.

Belinda said...


I had to leave you a message.. Leslie and I were talking today about growing up and places we lived ect and I mentioned that I used to live in Enterprise Alabama and she told me that you loved there too.. I was there from 83-87 when were you there?

Belinda said...

Wow I went to Holly Hill Elementary school HAHA My Dad was at Ft. Rucker too. I bet you may have know some of my friends that were not military.. do any of there names ring a bell.. Amanda Pike, Rackel Jenkins or Deborah Dyess? Small world

Carrie said...

wow that candy looks so good!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

The soup sounds so good! How fun to have it on Election Day! I also think that your candy looks wonderful(and very yummy!).

I hope your week is off to a good start! :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...


Wanted to pop over and say hello and thanks for visiting my blog yesterday!

My guess is that you found me over on leslie's blog.....isn't she a hoot??

These recipes look very good.....I would love to make that soup, but I think my children would be happier with the Chcoolate Covered Halloween!

Be back soon:)


Shannon said...

Stop by my blog because you have been BOO-ed!

Julie said...

I found you from Tip Junkie -- what a fun idea for dinner. Maybe I'll make it tonight!

And I was so happy to see your OSU button -- we lived in Ohio for a few years and love that place like home. Go Bucks.

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Those do look yummy! A young mom in my church makes something like this too and adds popcorn and it is delicious!!! Kids love it too!

Raesha D said...

HI! I made my way here from Tip Junkie. i LOVE this soup - and I've actually had it in the US Capital dining room:) Delicious! I'm definitely printing this one out. thanks.

KARIN said...

We made the Halloween candy recipe and it was such a hit, my dd wants to make a Christmas version. But I can't remember the proportions and your link is no longer finctional. Do you remember the recipe? Pretty please?

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