Easter Leftovers: Ham and Navy Bean Soup

I always wonder why it's called a Navy bean. Do they serve them in the Navy? Well, according to Wikipedia that's exactly why (because EVERYTHING is true on Wikipedia): The navy bean, haricot, pearl haricot bean,[1] boston bean,[2] white pea bean,[3] or pea bean,[4] is a variety of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) native to the Americas, where it was domesticated.[5] It is a small, dry white bean which is smaller than many other types of white beans, and has an oval, slightly flattened shape.[1] It features in such dishes as baked beans,[1] various soups such as Senate bean soup,[6] and even pies. The green bean plants[2] that produce navy beans may be either of the bush type or vining

© 2017 Phoenix Family Foodie