Add a bag of Herbed Oyster Crackers to go along with this hearty soup mix. The pair offers just the right combination for chasing the chill away!
Gooseberry Patch SEPTEMBER 2009
Combine all ingredients except crackers in an airtight container. Give with Herbed Oyster Crackers and attach instructions.
Instructions:Combine 8 cups water and soup mix in a large stockpot; bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat and let sit one hour. Return pan to heat; stir in 2 cups chopped carrots and 1 1/2 cups chopped celery. Add 1 1/2 pounds smoked ham hock; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 2 hours or until beans are tender; skim fat as necessary. Remove ham hock from soup; remove meat from bone. Chop meat and return to soup. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat thoroughly and serve.
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