Yohboh suggested I name the soup in French. It was a tasty and filling dinner. It is very cold in this part of the world and it seemed like a soup night.
Cabbage and White Bean soup
One pound of bacon, chopped
2 onions, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
2 ribs of celery chopped
4 cloves of garlic minced
3 potatoes, chopped
1/2 head of cabbage chopped
1 pound of white beans, soaked overnight and drained
32 ounces of chicken broth
Take your biggest pot and cook the bacon until it is crispy. Add all the vegetables to the pot and let them cook down. This will take a while. There are a lot of veggies. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
Add the beans and the broth. If you need more liquid, add some water. The liquid level should cover the beans. Cover the pot and let simmer for two hours or until the beans are cooked through. Taste it and make sure it has enough salt and pepper.
I added some cheese when we had it for dinner because, well I think everything is good with cheese.
Makes an enormous vatful. I think seven quarts would be a good guestimate. So halve it unless you are a person who likes to have vats of home made soup sitting around, like me.