Butternut Squash-White Bean Soup
To cook cannelini beans, rinse beans. In a large pot combine 1 lb. dried cannellini beans and 2 qt. water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain beans. Return beans to the pot and add 2 qt. fresh water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Drain beans; set aside.