Winter Grab bag soup
2 Large carrots peeled and random cut to bite size
1 small tight or med loose head of cabbage, diced to bite sized
1 pound hot or spicy summer sausage, Local if you can get it. diced small
1 small to med onion diced
3 large stalks of celery diced
1 cup diced Icycle Radish or Daikon (can use turnip or regular radish)
1/3 of a bitter melon (green) seeded and diced small
1 Tablespoon dried garlic or 10 cloves of garlic crushed and minced
1 small potato, diced skin on White if you have it, red if not
1/4 teaspon ground pepper, white or black.
2 tablespoons Salt ( added after soup half way done)
Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker except Salt. and cover with water and cook at med high for 6 hours, then add salt and finish, serve hot when the beans are all done. Great with corn bread or other breads, Milk and butter milk make a great finish as well.
I have already committed this recipe to memory, It is great.