This year I decided not to plant drying beans because the two rows I planted last year resulted in a whopping total 1/2 cup. What do you do with just 1/2 cup of dried beans? Not much I can tell you that. So I hadn't used them yet, that was until tonight.
Yesterday I put the beans in a bowl and covered them with water and let them soak for 24 hours. I then simmered them in a pot with water for an hour before incorporating them into the soup.