Greens and Hamhocks
A mess of collards and kale
Hamhock pieces to taste
Thoroughly wash greens, remove ribs and chop into large pieces. Put into a large stock pot, add hamhocks, and enough water to set to boiling. Boil for three hours and see if they're done. If not, keep boiling.
Salt to taste and NOM. Don't forget the pot liquor. It's the best part!
Hoppin' John and White Cornbread
Black eyed peas
Mix all the above and eat with ...
Make the above recipe (with sugar for people with sweet-tooths ... uh ... sweet-teeth? ~ without for me), but instead of a regular baking pan, put a cast iron skillet into the oven for ten minutes, take it out, melt a tablespoon of butter in it, then pour in the batter. If you can find a cornbread pan like mine, you, too, can have cute little pieces already pre-baked. I LOVE that pan.