From the kitchen of Joan Knewasser.  Save the bone from your
ham & put it to good use.  This soup makes a wonderful dinner
on a cold winter day.  This was in the first Family Cookbook.
8 c water
1 lb bag dried Great Northern beans
Heat water & beans to a boil.
Boil 2 minutes.
Remove from heat & let stand for 1 hour.

Add:
8 oz can tomato sauce
meaty ham bone
1 onion, chopped
1 Tbsp instant beef bullion
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 garlic clove, crushed

Add to beans.  Let boil.
Reduce heat.
Cover & simmer for 2 hours.
Take ham bone out & cut off meat.
Add meat to soup.

Add:
2 c mashed potatoes
2 medium carrots, cut up
2 stalks celery

Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat.
Cover & simmer for 45 minutes.

Add:
1 or 2 c milk
"What kind of bean can't grow in a
garden? A jelly bean."
Ham Bean Soup
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