By posting this Navy Bean with Bacon Soup during the middle of a holiday weekend I must be hoping nobody will see it. I understand it might appear a bit odd but bear with me. Am I seriously suggesting a big hearty bowl of bean with bacon soup a the perfect way to commemorate a Memorial Day weekend?
Who wants to sit down to a big bowl of Navy Bean with Bacon soup while everyone else is grilling hamburgers and having picnics? Who in their right mind would be having navy bean with bacon soup to celebrate the beginning of summer?
Me. That’s who. I’ve never been accused of having a right mind anyway. I’ll explain:
Navy Bean with Bacon Soup made perfect sense to me yesterday when I started this project. I discovered a big Mason jar full of navy beans in the pantry during a reorg project. Three day weekends always seem to inspire the pantry reorganizer in me and when I find these ingredients left over from old projects the idea for my celebration just clicked. Navy Bean with Bacon to celebrate Memorial Day!
1) Memorial Day is about remembering those who gave their lives to protect our country while serving in The United States Armed Forces.
2) The US Navy is one of the branches that make up our armed services.
3) This soup is made with navy beans.
See what I did there?
Welcome to my brain.
This same brain latched onto the slow cooker as a particularly convenient holiday-weekend inspired idea. I really wanted to celebrate memorial day with a good bowl of navy bean with bacon soup but I also wanted to go outside and play with everyone else.
Slow Cooker Navy Bean with Bacon Soup
Until now my slow cooker has only made the acquaintance of a certain Tuscan White Bean Chili that I make every year and as the weekly key-player in making tons of chicken stock from the many chicken carcasses that litter our weekly kitchen-scape each week.
Its about time it learned a new trick so I asked it to jump in and do all the work for me so I could go outside and play all day.