What is tattoo Tuesday about?

September 10, 2013

Today is bean soup day.  What bean soup is more well known than Senate Bean Soup.  Here is a reference from the U.S. Senate commenting on the possible genesis of Senate Bean Soup (which is on the menu everyday that the Senate is in session.


I offer a recipe from Food.com:


1 lb dry navy beans

1 meaty ham bone

1 cup chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup chopped celery

2/3 cup mashed potato flakes or 1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1 1/2 teaspoons pepper

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon basil

1 bay leaf

salt, to taste


  1. Wash and sort beans; in large kettle, cover beans with 6-8 c hot water.
  2. Bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes; remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour.
  3. Add another 2 quarts of cold water and ham bone.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients; simmer 20-30 minutes until beans are tender.
  6. Remove ham bone, trim off meat and return meat to soup; remove bay leaf.
  7. Serve hot; freezes well.

And the tattoos:

bean limaLima Bean

Bean mr.Mr. Bean

bean1El L Bean

So raise a mug to salute this musical fruit and let everyone know como frijoles, or how you bean.


  1. Lima beans–ew. 🙂

    • Wouldn’t be my tattoo either!

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