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Country Style Soup Beans
by Laura Davis

1 lb. Dried Beans (Navy or Northern)
1/3 tablespoon garlic
1 ½ Cup Diced Ham
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
½ teaspoon celery salt (optional)
½ tablespoon salt

Night Before:

Place beans in a bowl filled with water and let them soak until the next day.

Next Day:

Fill a large pot about 1/3 full with water and place on high heat.

Add ham and seasonings.

Heat to a boil and then add beans. (Water should cover the beans, if not add more)

Cook on high for about two hours stirring occasionally.  Be sure not to let the water boil out.

Turn heat down medium low

Cook until tender and serve.

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