Well, since winter seems to have returned to the High Desert, time to break out that stable and my go too meal-red beans and ham hocks. All you do is put a good pot on the stove (or camp stove, fire etc), turn it on low, put in some ham hocks (shanks, cut up ham or what ever you have handy), salt pork and some cut up bacon, some tomatoes and tomato sauce, onions, garlic, paprika and pepper , a slug of wine, put the cover on; add your beans (red, white, black-what ever) after a few more hours and simmer it until the pork starts to fall off of the bones . Best thing about this is you get to smell it all day (or days) as it cooks! Break out some good french bread and butter and a bottle of vinegar to splash on the ham and beans and add some potato salad or rice (maybe both) and make a quick check for any small bones.if hamhocks, then eat. It only gets better with age and will get you thru those power outages!
Edited by Smokecreek1, 04 April 2020 - 05:38 PM.