I can't seem to do anything but throw things in the crockpot lately. My momma was talking about a neighbor of hers making white beans with ham and potatoes. I thought that sounded pretty good, but we are trying to eat a little better. It is the first of the year after all, and I have set a goal of running the Disney half marathon this coming January. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not currently in what I would refer to as running shape. I asked several friends to join me, and the most popular answer has been "I only run if something is chasing me." So, this particular dish has chicken sausage in hopes that it will somehow get us both in a little better shape...a shape that is less round. I put the sausage, white beans, carrots, potatoes, hot sauce, pepper, and garlic in the crockpot with a little chicken broth and water to cover. About an hour before I served it, I added spinach. This was actually pretty good, if I do say so myself. It was more of a soup than I was aiming for, but it works. If you are not in training and can stand the splurge, I would probably use regular sausage. I think I will use just regular chicken next time.