Happy New Year you all! I am so excited to share this recipe with you, because everyone needs a little good luck going into the New Year, or in this case a new DECADE! This is one of those, throw everything in the crock pot and come home to dinner all ready for you meals. The house will smell like heaven when you walk in hungry after work and ready to celebrate the coming of a new year. To make my life easy, I prepare my veggies in advance and freeze them with the left over Ham bone from Christmas. Then on the morning of December 31st, I just throw the frozen veggies and ham bone in the crock pot with two cans of black eyed peas, one cup of chicken broth, salt, pepper and put the lid on. Done!!
Usually for Christmas, it's only my little family of three eating, so we ALWAYS have left over ham. This is one of the things I use that ham for. The ham bone in this, adds so much flavor to the broth and veggies, then the loft over meat falls off the bone and really just brings the whole thing together. Black Eyed Peas are so delicious, I look forward to this meal all year.
Get your crock pot ready you guys, because that's the only thing that will be working hard today! Clean and chop the carrots, celery, garlic and onion, then add these to the crock pot with the ham bone. Now, open the beans and pour these into the crock pot as well, with one and a half cups of chicken broth. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then put the lid on your pot. Turn heat to low, and let it do it's thing all day, or for at least six hours. While your crock pot does all the work, you are free to do whatever New Years Eve thing it is you are trying to do. Get it!! All you have to do once this is done, is ladle it into a bowl and enjoy! Thanks for cooking with me today, and have the best New Decade you can!!