Mom's Ham & Beans
She also had home made bread, hot out of the bread machine.
Of course the bread would make any house smell good, but the experience of a hot meal after working out in the cold weather all day would make any one leap for JOY.
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Fill pot 1/2 full of water and add beans.
Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and let stand for 1 to 4 hours.
Dump out water and drain beans.
Cover with fresh water and bring to a boil.
Simmer until meat falls off bone.
Remove bone and skim off fat.
Add drained beans, ham cubes and chopped onion.
Bring to a boil and simmer for a few hours until beans are tender.
You can add more or less ham/beans to desired pot size.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with homemade bread.
If you do not have a ham bone, just use left over ham and dripping from the bottom of the baking dish and skip the ham bone part.