(This is an easy, nutritious, and traditional New Year’s dish.)
- 1, 1-lb. bag of dried beans or blackeyed peas.
- Bone from 1 smoked picnic ham, preferably with some meat still attached.
- 2 quarts water
Rinse beans and soak in 2 quarts water for 6-8 hours or overnight. Drain. Place ham bone and beans in a large saucepan or dutch oven and cover with fresh water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook slowly for 1 hour ur until beans are tender. Salt and pepper to taste.