Bean and Bacon Soup

This is MAJOR comfort food for me BUUUUT recently Campbell's changed their recipe AND got more expensive so to find a yummy EASY recipe was major score in our house. And I might add that Quincy and Charlotte would not complain if they ate B&B soup everyday the rest of their, its safe to say I will be making this often.
                                                                            From flickr (oddly enough) but adapted by ME!

 -4 strips of bacon with 2T preserved grease(I would NOT recommend using turkey bacon here)
-2 cup carrots choopped
-2 t. Minced Garlic
-1 t. Dried Minced onions or real
-4 c. Chicken Broth
-2 cans Great Northern Beans
-3 T tomato paste
-salt and papper to taste
-sprinkle rosemary
-sage (this was recommended by the original creator but I didn't have any)

Fry bacon. Drain all but 2 T grease. Add in carrots, minced garlic, and dried onions. Add tomato paste. Incorporate. Add broth, drained beans, and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce and let simmer for about 30". MUST garnish with grated sharp cheddar cheese and saltines! YUM! This recipe yields about 5 servings.