Monday, December 1, 2008

Navy Beans

Have you ever wondered why Navy Beans are called Navy Beans??? Well in any case that is what's cookin tonight. We are having Navy beans with ham that is left over from Thanksgiving, fried potatoes and sweet cornbread. Sounds good to me. It snowed here on Beaty's Creek this morning. It was such a pretty sight! We have all the Christmas decorations up and ready for Santa. Need to do a little decorating outside still. Oh, I almost forgot to give you the recipe for the beans. Here it is...

2 lbs washed and sorted Navy Beans
salt to taste
2 quarts of water
Ham bone with ham still on it

After you have rinsed and sorted your beans add to a large chili pot. Pour in your water and add salt. Bring to a hard boil for 1 1/2 hours. Turn down heat to a simmer for 2 hours longer. Beans will be ready to eat. We like ours with a gravy like sauce but not mushy. Make sense? If you like your beans more soupy than thick add more water. We are having ours with fried potatoes and sweet cornbread. Give it a try.