Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blessing of the Fleets

Every Spring during the National Cherry Blossom Festival the United States Navy Memorial hosts its annual Blessing of the Fleets ceremony as a tribute to our nation’s rich maritime heritage and the men and women who have contributed to its growth and success. The ceremony's highlight occurs when Sailors from the U.S. Navy's Ceremonial Guard proceed across the Memorial Plaza's "Granite Sea" to pour water from the Seven Seas and the Great Lakes into the surrounding fountains "charging" them to life and ushering in the spring season.

But more important to me the White House Mess' Navy Culinary Specialists serve Navy Bean Soup! Nothing is better than a nice big bowl of "Navy" Navy Bean Soup. A long tradition that isn't continued every often today was the serving of Navy Bean Soup with eggs to order every Saturday morning breakfast. Wish they still did that!

Here's the White House recipe:

No comments: