Incorporating leftovers in a dish
Today I had two smoked ham hocks in the freezer and thought they would be good in a pot of beans. Looking in the cupboard, I found a bag of anasazi beans, yum! The adobe milling company sells them. The anasazi beans are sort of like pinto beans, but cook up quicker and are creamier. For more information either go to Rancho Gordo or google it.
Well, to go on, I put some 1015 sweet onion, fresh garlic, red bell pepper and my left over yellow and zuchinni squash that I steamed with basil and butter last night, in the beans and I put in about a teaspoon of mexican thyme. Right now the pot is gently bubbling and making a delightful smell. My wife will peel some roasted New Mexico green chilis to go with hers. It's shame I am allergic to chilis. Since this potful is made with things I already had on hand, it amounts to a pretty cheap supper.