Went to Central Markup and got a smoked ham hock*, and it's been simmering with a chopped-up onion for an hour and a half now. In 30 minutes or so, I'll shred the meat from it and toss in the black-eyed peas I got.
The house smells heavenly now, and Sora keeps lifting his head and sniffing the air. I may have to fight him for it.
I'm also going to make the new potatoes by putting the smallest ones into a pan with butter and cooking, covered, for 25 minutes. And then use the bigger ones in a chicken hotchpotch. Hopefully I shall have enough things to get me through four days of lunches next week.
* And also a bag of fresh cream peas** and a bag of fresh lima beans, both of which are chillin' in the freezer until I get a chance to cook them.
** Not creamed
peas. They're in the same general vicinity as black-eyes peas, only without black eyes and apparently a lot lighter in flavor. They're a Southern thing.Crossposted to my Dreamwidth account at http://telophase.dreamwidth.org/1559775.html. You can comment here or there.