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Archive for August 25th, 2010

This week, The Cat is working late  to meet a deadline.  I wanted to cook something that could be easily warmed up in the microwave at her office. Bought a ham hock that was a good size for the two of us.

Ham Hock

Ham Hock Segments

I bought some dried black-eyed peas and soy beans.

Dried Soybeans

The black-eyed peas look about the same dried and re-hydrated, but the dried soybeans look different from the re-hydrated ones.

Re-Hydrated Soybeans

Re-Hydrated Black-Eyed Peas

To re-hydrate the peas and beans, I soaked them in water overnight.

Everything went into a large pot with enough water to cover.  For seasoning, I used celery seeds, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and sugar. After simmering for about five hours, I added diced carrots for color and texture.

Ham Hock, Black-Eyed Peas, and Soybeans

The Cat said that this dish is not very photogenic but it’s delicious.

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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