DEPRESSION ERA BEAN SOUP WITH HAM
Wash 2 c. dry navy beans and bring to a boil in 2 qts. water. Turn off heat and let stand for 1 hour. Add a meaty ham bone or hocks; add no salt, only pepper. Add 1 large onion cut up, 1 large carrot grated and celery seed or leaves. Cook till all is done and beans are tender.
Sometimes a cup of cream was added before serving.