Ham Hocks and Beans
I decided to try making a dinner with ham hocks, because we love ham and I loved the price of hocks. I soaked pinto, garbanzo, and black-eyed peas overnight, then put them in the crock pot with the hocks, a bay leaf, and some oregano. After it had been cooking for awhile, I took out the hocks and tried to get some meat off them, but didn't have much luck with that. We also had beer bread and steamed green beans.
I wish the soup had a more bold flavor, but it was great cold-day soup, especially with the bread. I think if I do this again, I'll do just the black-eyed peas and leave out the other beans. Overall, I give this meal 3 stars for taste and health.