Fibrous fun at the annual ham and bean dinner

Ham and beans. They’re a good thing.

While my little Girl Scout is busy selling Thin Mints all over town, some local Boy Scouts are planning to serve something a bit more…¬†fibrous.

Local Boy Scout Troop 420′s Annual Ham and Bean Dinner is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Jude School Activity Center, 3130 N. Amidon. It will offer ham and bean or vegetable beef soups, corn bread, a dessert and drink that costs $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 3 to 9. Children under 3 eat free, and carry out is available.

This is the 32nd year for the dinner, which raises money to send boys to summer camp, get needed camping equipment and more.

The event also will include a gift basket raffle.

On a personal note: I love ham and bean soup, though I have a hard time convincing some of my friends how delicious it is. Pictured is the batch I made on Christmas Day using a Pioneer Woman recipe that I highly recommend.