This is an all day simmering supper!
In the morning, brown on all sides a small roast or what the locker calls soup bone. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover with water and throw in a few handfuls of dried Great Northern beans. Let this simmer until after lunch. Peel and halve several potatoes and a few carrots. Cut wedges of carrots and place on top. Salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer until all family members are home. Check periodically and add water if needed.