This recipe is grand because it can be cooked in the morning and eaten in the evening.

Start in the evening by soaking some black eyed peas and some navy beans. These can be pressure cooked in the morning while DW takes a shower(*) and you cut up some green onions (I found a few in the fridge), a normal big onion (basket over the counter), jalapeno peppers (didn’t have any, so I improvised and took some out of the vinegar/killer pepper spicy bottle), a handful of corn (from the freezer). Mix all this together will a big can of diced tomatoes and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Spices to add are oregano, chili powder, and cumin. You should have twice as many beans as you have tomato. Half as much corn as the tomato and roughly as much onion as you have corn, probably a bit more corn. Spices according to taste. Experiment!

(*) Cutting veggies doesn’t use water, so you won’t take away DW’s shower pressure and thus she won’t be hostile when she comes out of the bath room (like all those other times when I start a laundry load right after DW gets up because I figure the noise won’t wake her up – see, I’m first order considerate 😀 )

Originally posted 2008-06-08 07:49:38.