Carrot-Lima Bean Soup
Soak dried baby lima beans in 8 cups cold water overnight. Wash barley until water runs clear. Drain the lima beans and rinse in several changes of cold water. Place barley and lima beans in crockpot together with carrots, celery, onions, garlic, marrow bones, 3 quarts water, salt and pepper. Cover tightly and cook on high 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken and more water if necessary (there should be enough to just cover chicken). Remove marrow bones and discard. Remove chicken and cut into smaller pieces. Return to soup and serve as meal-in-one. Makes 10-12 servings.